The Rivers State government is set to play host to the Super Eagles in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Algeria.
According to Sammy Wejinya, the special adviser on media to the Rivers State commissioner of sports said in a release made available to Sunday Sunsports,that the Rivers State government is ready to make good its promise to ensure a hitch free organisation. The game, a Group B 2018 World Cup qualifier will be played at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt on November 7, 2016.
It will be the second 2018 World Cup qualifier involving both countries as Nigeria will face Zambia in Ndola on October 9, 2016 while Algeria and Cameroun go toe to toe the same day in Blida. Rivers State Commissioner of Sport, Honourable Boma Iyaye says Port Harcourt is ready to play the perfect host ahead of the big fixture.
“Rivers State is ready to play the perfect host to the Super Eagles and the international community ahead of this important game.
“The Super Eagles and Olympic football team have played competitive and friendly matches here in Port Harcourt in the past so this is not novelty in any way.
“It is the utmost desire of the Rivers State Government to support the Super Eagles to ensure qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia,” he said.