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Super Eagles Open Uyo Stadium With Victory Against Ghana


Emem Eduok scored the winning goal as Nigeria’s home based professional players beat their Ghanian counterparts 1-0 at the newly built Akwa Ibom International Stadium in Uyo in a friendly match, tagged the Transformation Cup, on Friday.

akwa-ibom-stadium-3Eduok, who was playing from the right wing scored the Super Eagles only goal in the 35th minutes with a powerful header, which completely beat Richard Ofori in goal for Ghana.

The visitors nearly got back into the game after goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim, fumbled a cross, leaving Samuel Afful with a golden chance to equalize, but the striker failed to take the opportunity.

The home based team was tutoured by Super Eagles assistant coach, Daniel Amokachi in the international friendly game organized to officially open the Uyo stadium also known as the Nest.

The African champions will will play their first major tournament at the stadium in a African Nations Cup qualifier against the Bafanabafana of South Africa.


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1 Comment for “Super Eagles Open Uyo Stadium With Victory Against Ghana”

  1. It’s one thing to build this beautiful stadium, it’s another thing to maintain it and another to ensure it’s economically viable for the long haul. What else to say than kudos to Akwa Ibom and its peoples!

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