Nigeria To Host Sierra Leone Vs Cote d’Ivoire Game


sierra-leoneSierra Leone will host their Group I of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Cote d’Ivoire in Nigeria on September 6.

The match will be played in Lagos as Sierra Leone are banned from hosting international matches, owing to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus.

Leone stars had to play their home tie against Ivory Coast in the 2015 nations cup qualifiers in Abidjan after failing to secure a neutral venue.

The Lagos State Football Assiociation (LSFA) will provide use of the stadium and medical facilities for the game, while the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) will cater for all other logistics.

The Teslim Balogun Stadium, which was used during the 2009 Under-17 World Cup, will host the game.

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick, said that on receiving the request from the Sierra Leone Football Association, the NFF approached the Federal Ministry of Health…

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