The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and new Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr be at loggerheads in the coming weeks over the state of the Godswill Akpabio Stadium pitch.
The football body thinks there’s nothing wrong with the pitch while the new German handler of the Super Eagles feels it’s not worthy of the standard for a national side.
A wonder strike by Kelechi Iheanacho gave the Eagles a winning conclusion to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Tanzania at the Nest of Champions at the weekend.
NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi declared that the NFF was enamoured by the arrangements made by the Akwa Ibom State government for the two teams, match officials and the NFF’s organizing team.
“The NFF can only commend the efforts of the Government and people of Akwa Ibom State for the wonderful role they played. Even for such a match that had no effect on the qualification race, we had a full house at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium. That underscores the level of work done by the Government in the area of mobilization.
“The NFF values its relationship with the Akwa Ibom State government and will always advise directly on what areas need to be improved upon. We have spoken directly to those who matter with regards to the concern raised about the pitch, and we are happy that work has already started in that area.”