There are very strong indications emanating from the sports ministry that the 2014 world cup second leg play-off tie between Nigeria and Ethiopia may be played in Abuja despite the fact that the Nigeria Football Federation had forwarded Calabar as match venue to FIFA after the world football governing body asked all football federations to present their match venues.
However, further investigation has revealed that the venue forwarded could still be altered if the concerned FA makes a genuine case.
It was learnt that the Nigeria Football Federation favours the UJ Esuene stadium as match venue, but the sports ministry wants the match played at the newly refurbished Abuja stadium and also have the President of the federal republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan witness the qualification of the Super Eagles in Abuja.
First vice president of the NFF, Mike Umeh however, hinted that the 2014 world cup second leg play-off between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia may be played in Abuja.
“We have a very good edifice in Abuja and thank God that the honorable Minister for sports has been able to put it back in order and so, matches can now be played there” he said.
Source: Brilla FM