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Port Harcourt ready to host Super Eagles, Algeria in W/Cup qualifier

26 September 2016, 10:06

Lagos - The 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Algeria will be played in Port Harcourt and the Rivers State Government says it’s poised to play the perfect host.

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.

Also read: Zambia find Super Eagles' weakness

Rivers State Commissioner of Sport, 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.

News24 reported that Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr has named Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi and Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia on October 9.

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- News24 Nigeria


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