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Arsenal shuns Nigeria's trip
A proposed trip by Arsenal to Nigeria has been called off due to some “complexities”, according to the English Premier League club.
Arsenal, who have a massive following in Nigeria, were billed to play a friendly against a Nigerian selection on August 5 in Abuja, before the
decision to postpone the trip most likely to next summer.
According to the Arsenal official website, the club have taken the decision as a result of complexities linked to the planned game against Nigeria.
Arsenal marketing director Angus Kinnear said: "Bringing a top-level club to an international market is always complicated and logistically challenging.
“With the proposed match in Nigeria planned for early August, we could not get comfortable on everything needed to satisfy our requirements, so we have reluctantly taken the decision to postpone the team’s visit."
Kinnear continued: “We have a huge and loyal following in Africa, and we are sorry that the team will not be visiting this summer. However, we have a long-term commitment to Nigeria and we are already making plans for a visit next summer.“
This week, it emerged that there was some confusion over the match venue as the pitch of the Abuja National Stadium is still not up to scratch.Share
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