Nigeria vs Tanzania Free Ticket
The akwa Ibom State Government has provided free ticket to watch this weekend’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Tanzania. This is to encourage large turnout of fans to cheer the Super Eagles to victory.
According to the Commissioner for Sport and Youth Development, Mr. Monday Ukoh stated that development would ensure a full house at the 30,000-capacity Ibom International Stadium, the venue of the match.
Further more he explained that the state government was not unaware of the hardship in the country due to economic challenges facing many Nigerians, especially youths, hence the need to assist them with free tickets to watch the game.
Some football fans in Uyo, however, appealed to Akwa Ibom government not to politicise the tickets as such actions in the past had denied genuine football fans in the state the chance entering into the stadium to watch the Super Eagles.
One of the fan who’s name is Abasiama James, said the free tickets by the state government was commendable, adding that it should be made available to everybody on first come first serve basis.
“Nice one, but the tickets should be made available for everybody; they should not politicised as usual.
“It is not a political event, it’s a football match of the national team not a political party team, so the idea where only political groups are given the tickets should be discontinued,” he said.
As of the time of reporting is on Tuesday evening, most of the invited players had arrived for the game and trained under new coach, Gernot Rohr.
Informationhood gathered that Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, didn’t participate in the training exercise with the rest of the Super Eagles for most parts in Rohr’s first session.
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