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NFF opens gates for Nigeria v Kenya friendly

Posted: 29 March 2011 Time: 06:58

Supper Eagles fans will watch Tuesday's international friendly against Kenya for free after the NFF decided to throw the gates open.  

NFF President Aminu Maigari said the decision is in appreciation of the support offered to the Super Eagles in their 4-0 win over Ethiopia on Sunday.

“We greatly appreciate the support given the Super Eagles on Sunday and we are making this gesture in order to show appreciation to our teeming soccer fans,” said NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari.

However, access to the State Box and the State Box Extension would be strictly by invitation.

Nigeria secured her 2010 Fifa World Cup ticket in Nairobi on 14th November, 2009 with a 3-2 win over the Harambee Stars in the final match of the campaign, but it was a tough encounter that drew the best out of the Super Eagles.

Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Samson Siasia has recalled two players he released to the U-23 team for Saturday’s Olympic Games qualifier against Equatorial Guinea in Benin City: Nnamdi Oduamadi and Ekigho Ehiosun.

However, pacy winger Osaze Odemwingie and Victor Moses have travelled back to England following Sunday’s win over Ethiopia.

Also on Monday, the NFF appointed a former General Secretary of the Federation, Ambassador Fanny Ikhayere Amun as Match Commissioner for Tuesday’s game. The referees are from Benin Republic. 

Previous comments on this story...

United Roland
posted: 07:37 am
Someone 4rm NFF should send me an invite to the VIP section or else...I will not watch this match.Thank u.
panel
posted: 08:38 am
this sounds so......lets watch and see how it goes
Anonymous
posted: 08:59 am
DIS IS A GUD ONE BUT D NFF SHULD MAKE SURE DAT SOCCER LOVIN NIGERIANS WHO ARE GOIN TO ATTEND D MATCH ARE GOIN TO BE PROTECTED BY DAT WAY NFF WILL SHOW OUR ENEMIES DAT SOMETIN GUD DO COME OF JERUSALEM
TANK U
adeoye
posted: 09:31 am
can someone plz tell us the local time for this friendly match
adeoye
posted: 09:32 am
we need the editor or any gud nigerian to plz tell us the kickoff time for those match
Anonymous
posted: 09:36 am
With this current viewing rights brohaha between FIFA and NFF, friends on this forum and Kickoff should please tell me which station is showing this match on cable network(DSTV)
Anonymous
posted: 09:38 am
For all your enquiries about the time of the match, the kick off will be by 7pm Nigeria Time. Up Nigeria!
Anonymous
posted: 09:41 am
At least for now, NTA will televise it and AIT is likely also since it is a friendly match and CAF taking over does not include friendlies.
Anonymous
posted: 10:30 am
Its going to be Live! on DSTV SS9 but i dont know if its exclusive to SuperSports..Its 7pm local time.
panel
posted: 10:34 am
i cant even understand what qualifies udoh to this position,.....he never give accurate and complete information.
a reasonable journalist must have included time
i have red a complete reliable journal from this udoh...this man needs to learn more about his job
panel
posted: 10:35 am
i meant,i havent
Anonymous
posted: 10:44 am
Our caoch is the best and He wants de best 4 de of Boys and de Nation.So I give Him My support,and I LOVE U Sam.Keep it Up.Nig 3 Vs Ken 0 dat is My prediction.
Anonymous
posted: 10:51 am
Our coach is de best,and He wants 2 de 4 our Boys and de Nation.I love U Sam and I give Him My full support.My Prediction is Nig 4 vs Ken 0.Thanks
Dominion
posted: 12:18 pm
can someone please explain to me why it is difficult for AIT Abuja(the one on Mytv Africa) to televise live matches. I still can't believe they did not show any of the nations' cup matches last year. Yesterday they only showed about 5 mins pre-match ****ysis before switching over to home movies. Lagos studio televises the champions league while they (Abuja) use that time for home movies. NTA and Silverbird do the same. In fact I'm still surprised NTA plus televised yesterday's match because it's not in their nature. Please someone help me understand this trend.
Anonymous
posted: 12:55 pm
the match comes up 6pm Nigerian time
kassav2k
posted: 03:33 pm
Another stupid decision from the NFF.Why make the gates free?Can you control the anticipated mammoth crowd who would want to enter the gates at the same time?When i try to put sence into you guys head instead of commending me for my forthrightness you just condemn me because I'm a Ghanaian.
Lets wait to see the outcome before the match.
chibeli_h@yahoo.com
posted: 03:44 pm
Thanks Udoh, a true professional should be detailed enough when sending a message across.Time and T.V stations that may likely televise the match is very important.
Anonymous
posted: 06:40 pm
Why open gates?
That’s why decree 101 must be abolished. Over reliance on the funding's from the Federal government, They can’t generate revenue.
This will only encourages hooliganism, How can people be safe in such a match venue?
I don’t know what to say,
The NFF plz exhibit some level of professionalism
fcb
posted: 06:57 pm
SE vs kenya.. even though na free gate i no dey go watch. cos later u go hear stories for the stadium.
Anonymous
posted: 08:52 pm
@uche, i support u on this. What is the essence of opening the gate to all and sundry yet you guys at the NFF will complain of lack of funds. It seems the NFF is just trying to woo the fans to their side. This is completely nonsensical. They have not paid the Falcons coach any salary since she started coaching the team yet they can throw the gate open.

Reducing the price would have been a better option or better still securing a sponsor to pay for the match to be open to all.

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