The Akwa Ibom State government has slashed from N1000 to N500 ticket price for the 2019 AFCON qualifier between Nigeria and Libya which will take place on Saturday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Sports, Mr Paul Bassey, disclosed this while interacting with sports journalists in Uyo yesterday.
According to him, “Fans will have to pay as low as N500.00 to watch the crucial game from the popular stands as against N1,000.00 while those wishing to see the game from the VIP stands would now pay a token of N1,000.00 as against the initial N2,000.00 price tag.
“The tickets would also be available for sale later in the week.
“Football fans around the world usually pay huge amounts of money as gate fees to watch international games of this standard, but here in Akwa Ibom, His Excellency Governor Udom Emmanuel has graciously subsidized the ticket price to five hundred naira for popular stands tickets and one thousand naira for VIP tickets.
“Governor Emmanuel is a passionate sports lover and he has demonstrated it in the huge investments he has made in sports development in the state. His gesture of subsidizing the prices of tickets for the match is to ensure that more fans turn up to watch the game live while supporting the senior national team to victory on Saturday.”
Bassey further hinted that, “Libya is top in the group with four points, same as South Africa but with superior goal difference. The Super Eagles are third on the log with three points from two games and they need to win on Saturday to have any real chance of making it to AFCON 2019 in Cameroon.”