The Super Eagles may return to the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar for their home games, the Nigeria Football Federation has hinted.
This is coming on the heels of the visit of the Cross River State sports commissioner, Asu Okang to the offices of the NFF on Thursday. Mr. Okang revealed the desire of the Cross River State Government to host matches of the national teams during this visit.
“We have a sports-loving Governor, and he says I should assure you that you will never regret playing international matches in Calabar during his tenure,” Okang said during his meeting with the NFF top administrative staff.
Responding, NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi expressed appreciation to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State for his offer.
“We are much aware of the capacity of Cross River State in hosting matches of the National Teams.
“I will take your proposition to the NFF Executive Committee and get back to you. One thing I can say for sure is that we are willing to partner with several States in taking matches of the various National Teams round the country,” said Sanusi.
The U. J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar played host to 15 matches of the Super Eagles and the Golden Eaglets between 2012 and 2014 – most of them competitive games. It was venue for all of the Super Eagles’ home matches in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series and the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, as well as the team’s first match in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification series against Congo-Brazzaville.