Super Eagles Coach Sunday Oliseh has reportedly voiced his preference to have his team play their crucial AFCON 2017 qualifying match against Egypt at the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium in Port Harcourt in Rivers State.
He stressed that he prefers Adokiye to the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna long chosen by the NFF.
Sources close to the Eagles gaffer revealed that an official request was conveyed to the leadership of the Nigerian Football Federation through an email but it was understood that the NFF has expressly turned down the request and would most likely settle to have the Eagles play in the Crocodile City.
The Eagles host group leaders Egypt in a crucial game on the 23rd of March before traveling to Cairo, Egypt four days later for the reverse fixture as they hope to make their first AFCON appearance since 2013.
Egypt are currently leading Group G after winning their two games against Tanzania and Chad.
While Nigeria are second behind the Pharaohs in Group G’s qualifying zone with four points from two games, they must defeat the North Africans in March to boost their chance of qualifying automatically for the AFCON championship billed for Gabon.