Following high demand for match tickets since the announcement of sales, His Excellency, Pastor Umo Eno, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, has graciously purchased 25,000 more tickets for the AFCON 2023 qualification match between Nigeria and São Tomé and Principe.
According to a statement signed by the Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Sir Monday Ebong Uko, this is in addition to the 5,000 free tickets earlier purchased by His Excellency.
All 30,000 tickets for the match are therefore to be issued free to all spectators to access the stadium for the match. No one should BUY tickets for the match.
“If you are unable to get a ticket before the match day, you are advised to come to the Stadium before 4:00pm and be issued a free ticket at the gate.
“This gesture by His Excellency is to encourage citizens and residents of the state to come out en masse and cheer the Super Eagles on to victory.
“We are grateful to His Excellency, the Governor for his magnanimity,”the statement added.
The match is scheduled to kick off at 5:00pm on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
The Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo has been described has been described as the best stadium in Nigeria currently.