24th September, 2016
Rivers State Commissioner for Sports, Boma Iyaye, says the state is ready to host the 2018 World Cup qualifying match between Super Eagles of Nigeria and Fennecs of Algeria.
The Group B, 2018 World Cup qualifier game between Super Eagles and Fennecs would be played at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, on November 7.
A statement issued in Port Harcourt on Saturday by Sammy Wejinya, Special Adviser on Media to the Commissioner for Sports, quoted him as saying that the state government was ready to host the match in Port Harcourt.
“Rivers State is ready to play the perfect host to the Super Eagles and the international community ahead of this important game.
“The Super Eagles and Olympic football team have played competitive and friendly matches here in Port Harcourt in the past.
“So, this is not novelty in any way,” Iyaye said.
He said that the state government was desirous to support the Super Eagles, to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Nigeria, Zambia, Algeria and Cameroon are in group B.
The World Cup final is scheduled to hold in Russia.