The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has banned journalists and spectators from attending the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
The Nigeria Football Federation’s Director of Competitions, Bola Oyeyode, made this known in statement released by the spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, on Monday.
“We would like to inform the general public that no journalists or spectators would be allowed inside the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City for Friday’s 2022 AFCON qualifying match between the Super Eagles and Sierra Leone Stars.
“Virtual press conference if possible will be from media officers from both teams only while only TV channels with the rights will be allowed flash interviews. Also, only photographers of participating teams would be allowed into the venue. Lastly only individuals accredited by the NFF would be allowed inside the Stadium for the match,” the statement said.