Eagles, Cranes’ Clash Receives Public Holiday Boost


Tuesday’s Eid-El-Maloud holiday across the country has  served as a massive boost in followership for the international friendly match between Nigeria and Uganda.

Information reaching footballlive.ng from the Delta State capital, Asaba indicate that interest in the encounter fixed to kick-off from 4:30pm at Stephen Keshi Stadium has doubled, following confirmation of Tuesday as a holiday to mark the birth of Prophet Mohammed.

Heated debate and discussions ensured over the weekend over the prospects of both teams in Tuesday’s game, especially as they both qualified for next year’s Africa’s Cup of Nations on Saturday.

All talk is now on about a potentially explosive match between the Super Eagles and Cranes, who got a shock away win the last time they were in Nigeria for a similar friendly.

Turn out is expected to be high at the stadium, as tickets have been pegged at N1,000 for popular side and N2,000 for VIP seats, which will go a long way towards encouraging a massive crowd for the first ever international soccer encounter in Asaba.


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