After pulling off a historic hosting of the African Athletics Championship at refurbished Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, the Delta State government is now thinking of hosting matches of the Super Eagles.
Though many athletes at the ongoing track and field competition in the Delta State capital have complained about various hitches, the government has already sounded out Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick about staging some top-grade football matches at the venue.
A Delta State government official said Pinnick in turn gave them an assurance that the Eagles will play one of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches at the new Stephen Keshi Stadium.
He said hosting matches of the AFCON 2019 qualifiers at the venue would be good for the team, as it has one of the best football pitches in the country, and a befitting honour for the former national team captain, Keshi, who the arena is named after.
“We got assurances from the NFF president that the Eagles will play their African Cup of Nations qualifier here in Asaba.
“It is part of Delta’s agenda to promote and develop sports from the grassroots to the top,” the official submitted.