Rivers State government yesterday reached an agreement with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to host Super Eagles’ international friendly against the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The match will be played on May 28 at the Adokie Aimiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt. The match is part of super eagle preparation for the World Cup.
The agreement was reached after a meeting featuring Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick and Super Eagles Coach, Gerhard Rohr at the Government House Port Harcourt.
Addressing journalists after the meeting at the Government House, Rivers State Sports Commissioner, Boma Iyaye said the state would ensure the Adokiye Amasiemaka Stadium is ready for the friendly.
Also speaking, NFF, Amaju Pinnick commended the Rivers State Government and the people of the state for their unflinching support for the Super Eagles.
He said that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is happy with the state of facilities at the Adokiye Amasiemaka Stadium
The NFF President outlined the World Cup preparation programme of the Super Eagles, saying that the target of the team is to lift the World Cup.
Also speaking on the agreement, Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr said his team need three major international friendlies to be prepared for the World Cup.
Rohr said that he expects the Adokiye Amasiemaka Stadium to be fully ready for the friendly in the next four weeks.
He revealed that some of his key players are injured, adding that those on the injury list will be nurtured to fitness ahead of the World Cup.