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File picture of maintenance work at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa stadium, Bauchi, (13/1/16). /14/1/2016/MBAR/BJO/NAN

By Concise News Correspondents

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will inspect all four stadiums of teams representing the country in CAF club competitions for 2017.

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The body’s acting Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, said in a statement that the inspection is based on the agreement reached with the clubs at a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.

Nigeria’s two representatives in the CAF Champions League, Rangers and Rivers United, have proposed the Nnamdi Azikiwe and Yakubu Gowon stadiums for their home matches; while the country’s campaigners in the CAF Confederations Cup, Wikki Tourists and FC Ifeanyiubah, prefer the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and the Ifeanyiubah International stadiums.

And Olajire was reported to have quoted NFF’s Director of Competitions, Bola Oyeyode, as saying none of the four stadiums had been previously inspected and approved by the Confederation of African Football.

“So, the deliberations today [Wednesday] centred on match venues, stadium readiness, team preparation, team travel and accommodation, logistics, match officials’ travel and accommodation, communication with NFF and officials of the opposition team, safety, security and medical provisions,’’ the statement quoted him as saying.

It added that Oyeyode also briefed officials of the four clubs on the requirements of CAF.