The Confederation of African Football , CAF, has approved 10,000 spectators for this weekend’s Champions
League clash between Akwa United and Algeria’s Belouizdad FC, Completesports.com reports.
The encounter will hold at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
In a letter addressed to the General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mohammed Sanusi and signed by CAF’s Development Director, Raul Chipenda, the number approved is to ensure safety measures in line with Covid-19 match protocols during the game.
The African Football governing body last month appointed Dr. Salami Onimisi to serve as CAF Covid-19 Hygiene Officer during the match.
Meanwhile the local organizing committee for the CAF Champions League match in Uyo has announced that 10,000 VIP/Popular Stand tickets which goes for N2,000/N1,000 respectively will be available for sales from Friday, September 10 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium and other designated locations within the state.
It urged interested fans to get their match tickets before match day as ticket sales will end on Saturday to allow for proper match protocols within the stadium on Sunday. The committee stressed that nobody will be allowed into the stadium without a ticket and facemask as strict Covid-19 protocols would be observed in line with CAF’s health safety measure.
It is the first time Akwa United will be competing in the competition.
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