Arsenal, the English Premier League giants, will be playing the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a pre-season match slated to hold in Abuja on August 5. According to David Omigie, promoter of DanJan Sports, it will be the first time Arsenal will play in Nigeria.
Arsenal traditionally hosts an annual pre-season tournament at the Emirates Stadium, but they opted to postpone the event for a year because of the 2012 London Olympics. The visit to Nigeria will conclude Arsenal’s pre-season after tours to both China and Malaysia in July.
On their official website, Arsenal said:
The club last visited Africa during a tour to South Africa in July 1993.
It is returning as a result of the fantastic support which exists for the team, not only in Nigeria, but across the entire continent.
If you flash back you’d recall that I hinted sometime last month that Arsenal will be playing in Nigeria, however, what I wasn’t certain about was the date for the match; as it wasn’t fixed then.
There you have it now. It’s on the 5th of August. DanJan Sports is reporting that tickets for the match will go on sale from 4 July.
Be sure ti grab one if you are a true Arsenal fan!