Tickets for the much-hyped international friendly football match between the Super Eagles and Argentina’s senior went on sale from yesterday at the offices of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and a few other outlets in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Officials on Tuesday confirmed that only 25,000 tickets (Category A) will be sold for the high-profile friendly at the 60,000-capacity venue, one of the most maginificent football stadiums in Africa. A good number of the remaining seats would be won through on-going promotions by sponsors, Guinness, while the rest would be reserved for government officials, dignitaries and other guests. The tickets are going for N2,500.00 VIP tickets are not be for sale.
Apart from the offices of the NFF, tickets can be purchased at Old Parade Ground, Paradise Restaurant (opposite AP Plaza, Wuse II), Mr. Biggs Restaurant (Kubwa, Gwarimpa), Assets Garden (opposite Garki hospital), Bridge-Hart Solution (opposite Court, Kubwa), Stop Over Spot, Durumi and Drum Six.
In other states of the federation, tickets can be purchased at the Zenith Bank branches. NFF officials have also confirmed that a number of tickets would be sent to the offices of the Football Association in the states for easier reach of fans.
Four members of the Argentine delegation are expected in Abuja on Saturday, while the delegation from Argentina will arrive on Sunday. Ten players of the Argentine team will fly into Abuja on Monday.
Members of the Nigeria senior team, Super Eagles have been handed a deadline of 1pm on Monday to report to the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. A pre-match press conference will hold at the Transcorp Hilton hotel on Tuesday.