Nigeria: Abuja stadium ruled out again
The stadium had been earlier considered following the Boko Haram attacks in Kaduna but upon inspection by the NFF president, Aminu Maigari, the stadium was once again disqualified for reasons of poor state of the pitch.
"There is no way we can host the games in Abuja," Maigari told MTNFootball.com
"The pitch is in a very sorry state and there is no how it can be put to shape before the game against Namibia. So I can confirm to you that Abuja is ruled out".
As to which stadium will host the matches, Maigari said it was still early to say.
"I cannot confirm to you right away where would be the venue because the technical sub-committee has visited other venues, but am yet to look at their reports. So, in a couple of days we would find out the venue."
But the NFF media sub-committee chairman Emeka Inyama, has said the board will meet Thursday to decide where the Eagles games will be played.
"We have just seen the Abuja stadium and it’s ruled out. Hopefully, we would meet and review the report of the technical committee on their inspection of other stadiums before making a decision," he said.
The NFF has to come up with the venues of the game on or before 10 days to the date of the match, according to CAF rules.