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Work begins on Akpabio Stadium pitch.

Photo Credit : The NFF

According to thenff.com,work has commence on the pitch of Godswill Akpabio international Stadium after complaints by Super Eagles players.

The NFF’s inspection team, led by the Deputy General Secretary, Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme, and including Assistant Director (Technical) Siji Lagunju and Chief Sports Officer, Sunday Okayi, was received and taken on the tour of the venue by Hon.
Monday Uko, the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Youth and Sports and the Commissioner for Special Duties, Engineer Etido Inyang. The Consultant to Julius Berger, the world –renowned construction company handling the work, was with the team.
A second inspection has been fixed for Tuesday, 25th October 2016 while the final inspection will come up on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016.
“It is a task that we are approaching with all seriousness, and we want to appreciate the Akwa Ibom State Government for the seriousness that it is also attaching to this important task,” Ikpeme told
thenff.com .

Earlier on Thursday, 13th October, NFF 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi and Chairman of the Technical and Development Committee, Chris Green, as well as Ikpeme, held a meeting with Hon. Uko to discuss logistics in order to ensure seamless organization of the big match.
Also on Thursday, the NFF Deputy General Secretary, Dr. Ikpeme led Mr. Abdelwahab Djahid Zefizef, 1st Vice President of the Algeria Football Federation on a guided tour of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, following a written request to that effect by the FAF.

Nigeria who are topping Group B of the Caf Russia 2018 Qualification table will host Desert Foxes of Algeria on November 12 in Uyo,Akwa Ibom State Nigeria.