The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has reacted to comments From Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr and other Nigerians on the state of the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.
Rather than condemn, the federation commended the Akwa Ibom State Government, for hosting the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between the Super Eagles and Tanzania last Saturday.
Kelechi Iheanacho’s 78th strike, gave the hosts a 1-0 win, to round off what was a miserable campaign.
NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, declared that they were pleased with 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.”