Nigeria Vs Algeria
Venue: Godswill Akpabio Stadium Uyo (30, 000 Capacity)
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm Nigeria Time
Ticket: NGN500 (Five Hundred Naira) Regular.
The Group B, 2018 World Cup qualifier game between Nigeria and Algeria will be played at the ultra modern 30, 000 capacity Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo…
But then, the marketing research conducted by GreenHunters Sports International reveals that over 50, 000 spectators may be attending the big match.
That may mean different things for “The Land of Promise” - a sudden increase in human and vehicular traffic as well as pressure on public facilities in Uyo.
This isn’t the first time Super Eagles is playing here, but with the growth in popularity after beating Zambia at home, more fans across the country may be trooping into the state that weekend.
The state may experience a repeat of the marmot crowd that besieged the Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna in the game between Nigeria and Egypt 2017 AFCON qualifier.
Governor Udom Emmanuel said the state is full ready and excited to host a big match of such magnitude. The law enforcement Agencies: Police, FRSC, Civil Defense corps... will be deployed appropriately.
Of course, it means more commercial activities, and entities that offer hospitality: transportation, accommodation, restaurant, road side confectioneries should be ready for brisk business.
Algeria desert Warriors are arguably the best team in Africa and possess some of the best legs in Africa today. Stars like: Riyad Mahrez, Yaccine Brahimi, Rachid Ghazzai, Salimi Vaidi…, will be paraded in the Nest of champions.
It is one match the Super Eagles are determining to win, which will give them a real advantage if they do. Cameroon got a draw in Algiers in the first leg against Algeria in September and if Nigeria can win this one it will retain the top spot.