AFCON 2023 Race: Nigerian Fans to cough up ₦2,000 and ₦10,000 to watch Super Eagles take on Djurtus
Cameroon 2022 Africa Cup of Nations Guinea Bissau against Nigeria in a group game
By Rasheed Adewuyi
Tickets for Friday’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification battle involving Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Guinea Bissau’s Djurtus (Wild Dogs), have been calibrated in price ranges of ₦2,000 and ₦10,000 for ordinary and VIP seats respectively.
The tickets are available at the secretariat of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), at the Package B of Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, Old Parade Ground, NFF’s former office at Wuse Zone 7 and other designated places, with additional details to be announced on broadcast stations nationwide. Nigeria, who are on six maximum points from their previous two games, confronts Guinea Bissau in a top-of-the-table fixture that will largely determine the swing of the pool, with the Super Eagles considered favorites to pickup the total six points on offer and guarantee their qualification for Cote d’Ivoire early next year.
As at 15:33 hours on Tuesday, there were 21 players in the Super Eagles’ John Wood Hotel abode in Abuja. Only the pair of forward Victor Osimhen, who was already in Lagos and awaiting the boarding of his flight to the nation’s capital, and Portugal-based left-back defender Zaidu Sanusi, were still being expected.
Egyptian referee Mahmoud Elbana will be at the centre during the engagement, with his compatriots, Youssef Elbosaty, Sami Halhal and Ahmed El-Ghandour to perform as assistant referee 1, assistant referee 2 and fourth official respectively. Ghana’s Prosper Harrison Addo, will operate as the match commissioner, with his fellow Ghanaian Kotey Alexander, taking up the role of referee assessor.