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Nigeria vs Uganda kicks off 6pm as game returns to Uyo

23 March 2015, 21:00Israel Ojoko

Lagos - The friendly game between Nigeria and Uganda will be played at the Akwa Ibom stadium on Wednesday, as the Nigeria Football Federation denied any change of venue.

There were reports on Monday morning over a change of venue to Abuja which saw some players moved from Uyo to the Federal Capital Teritory, but the NFF later wrote on its official website that the game will be played in Uyo as scheduled.

NFF added that the game will kickoff by 6pm local time.

Also read: Super Eagles camp opens as NFF change match venue

“We have been discussing with the Government of Akwa Ibom State over the past few months and nothing has changed. We appreciate the keen interest of His Excellency, Governor Godswill Akpabio in the development of Nigeria football and also the good people of Akwa Ibom State for their ready hospitality at all times.” NFF President Amaju Pinnick said.

“We have never had any problem with the Government of Akwa Ibom State. They are desirous of hosting big games at the marvelous venue that everyone calls the Nest of Champions.”

The delegation of Uganda’s Cranes had already arrived in Abuja aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight on Monday but will now be transported, alongside some Super Eagles players, to Uyo.

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