Akwa Ibom State government has declared that tickects to watch this weekend’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Tanzania will be given free to encourage large turnout of fans to cheer the Super Eagles to victory.
The Commissioner for Sport and Youth Development, Mr. Monday Ukoh, said this today Wednesday during an interview on Planet 101.1 FM.
According to him, the development would ensure a full house at the 30,000-capacity Ibom International Stadium, the venue of the match.
Ukoh explained that the state government was not also unaware of the economic challenges facing many Nigerians, especially youths, hence the need to assist them with free tickets to watch the game.
As of Tuesday evening, most of the invited players had arrived for the game and trained under new coach, Gernot Rohr.
Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, did not train with the rest of the Super Eagles for most parts in Rohr’s first session.