Nigeria vs Sao Tome: Coach Peseiro, Others land in Uyo

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By Ogenyi Ogenyi, Uyo

Super Eagles Coach, Jose Peseiro and three assistants have arrived Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital, ahead of the AFCON Qualifying Match between Nigeria and Sao Tome & Principe on Sunday.

They were received on arrival by an Akwa Ibom state government delegation before they visited the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium where the match would be played.

It would be recalled that the state government on Monday, held a technical meeting being part of government efforts to put together a hitch-free football match.

Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Sir Monday Ebong Uko during the meeting thanked the Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, for accepting the responsibility of hosting the match.

The meeting which was held at the VIP Lounge of Godswill Akpabio international stadium was attended by the state Commissioners for Culture and Tourism,Transport and information.

Uko announced that the Super Eagles’ camp had already opened in the state with the arrival of players, technical crew and officials.

While assuring that everything bordering on the successful hosting of the match has been taken care of, the Commissioner also called on Akwa Ibom people and Nigerians to turn up en masse to cheer the Super Eagles on to victory.

State Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi had pledged the preparedness of the command for a successful hosting of the match.

CP Durosinmi said he was not surprised that the Godswill Akpabio Stadium was selected to host the match following the high maintenance culture of the state government.

The commissioner said the police remained committed to protecting lives and property, assuring that the command would deploy the necessary manpower to ensure a hitch-free match.

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