Akwa Ibom mobilise 25,000 fans for Eagles game
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Akwa Ibom mobilise 25,000 fans for Eagles game

Fola Akintomide

The local organising committee has announced plans to drum up thousands of fans for Super Eagles’ game against Shakes Mashaba’s men on Wednesday

Akwa Ibom state government has concluded plans to drum up at least 25,000 supporters for Nigeria in their crucial 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against South Africa in Uyo on Wednesday.

The African Champions need to win against the 2013 Afcon hosts to confirm their place in the 16-nation tournament at the 30,000 capacity Akwa Ibom International Stadium.

Akwa Ibom commissioner for sports, Sam Monday Ebong Uko said that the government have put in place a standard security measures to avoid any stampede, just as he insists there was no stampede which marred the grand opening of the ultra-modern ‘Nest of Champions’.

On efforts to avert stampede, the Ebong said that security agencies have been mobilised to manage the hundreds of spectators which hopes to watch the game just as entry ticket price has been subsided and fully on sale.

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