Officials of Delta Sports Commission may be having a sleepless night ahead of today’s international friendly match between the Super Eagles and Crane of Uganda, following the large turn out of fans recorded on daily basis at the team’s training ground.
The match against the Cranes will be the first time the city of Asaba will host an international football event since Delta State was created on August 27, 1991.
Though Asaba hosted the CAA Africa Senior Athletics Championships from August 1 to 5, as well as the Aiteo Cup final between Rangers of Enugu and Kano Pillars recently, the people see the Eagles versus Crane of Uganda clash as a bigger event.
The CAA event in August recorded the biggest spectatorship ever in African athletics history.
An official of the Delta Sports Commission told The Guardian yesterday that one major challenge they had at hand was dealing with the large turn out of fans, who ‘want to see the Eagles at all cost.’ Read more