Tickets into the Ahmadu Bello Stadium for Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Super Eagles and the Senior National Team of Chad will go on sale in selected outlets in Kaduna on Thursday, officials have confirmed to thenff.com.
Saturday’s match will be the first match by the Super Eagles on the natural turf of Ahmadu Bello Stadium since a 4-0 international friendly victory over the Stallions of Burkina Faso on September 10, 2013.
It will also be the first international match at the venue since the U-20 National Team, Flying Eagles, earned a 4-0 win over their Tanzanian counterparts in a qualifying match for the 2015 African Youth Championship, in May 2014.
Officials have informed thenff.com that tickets into the VIP stand at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium for Saturday’s match will cost the sum of N2,000, with the grandstand to go for N500 and the popular area to be sold for N300 only.
The Super Eagles also defeated their Zambian counterparts 2-0 in a friendly match in Kaduna on 15 November, 2011, Coach Stephen Keshi’s second match in charge of the squad after taking charge of the team on 2 November, 2011 in his first stint.
Also, the Super Eagles B walloped their Ivorian counterparts 4-1 in Kaduna in July 2013, prior to qualifying for the African Nations Championship for the first time.
Meanwhile, all the players required by Coach Stephen Keshi to prosecute the match in Kaduna are now in camp, with the arrival of China-based Aaron Samuel.
Samuel, who scored in the 2015 Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Sudan (in Abuja) and Congo-Brazzaville (in Pointe Noire) was part of Sunday morning’s training session.