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Kaduna to host Eaglets-Egypt friendly

21 May 2014, 17:33Israel Ojoko

Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has explained the rationale behind the choice of Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna as the venue for next week's friendly match between the Golden Eaglets and their Egyptian counterparts.

The double-header contest will take place on May 28 and 30 as part of both teams' preparations towards their forthcoming 2015 CAN Under-17 qualifying matches slated for July.

Mohammed Sanusi, Director of Competitions at the NFF, explained that the choice of Kaduna was strategic, adding that the opportunity would allow the Golden Eaglets to play under different conditions and atmosphere since their crucial competitive matches are around the corner.

"The NFF decided to take the Golden Eaglets to Kaduna since work is still going on at the Abuja National Stadium and we want the match to be played under a conducive environment in order to keep exposing the players to different situations," he said.

He added: "The people of Kaduna are so desirous of watching the National Under-17 team since they won the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates last year.

"So allowing the new team being put together to play in Kaduna is symbolic and we are confident that the fans would turn out en mass to support them."

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