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Nigeria VS Sierra Leone AFCON 2023 qualifier to hold without fans

by Mitchelle Uzorka 

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), yesterday, said that tomorrow’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games between the Super Eagles and the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, will be played without fans in the stands.

NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said this action was taken due to the one-match ban placed on the country by world football–governing body, FIFA, over the fracas that followed the end of 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff round against the Black Stars of Ghana in March.

The Super Eagles will play the Leone Stars at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja in a Day 1 game of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations starting from 5.00 p.m. tomorrow. Four days later, they will tackle ‘The Falcons and True Parrots’ of São Tomé and Príncipe at the 45,000 –capacity Grand Stade de Agadir in southern Morocco.

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