Federation of Algeria Football (FAF) has again confirmed that the proposed international friendly with Nigeria will go ahead as planned but warned traveling fans to stay away from the encounter due to the second surge of Coronavirus in Europe
In a statement released on the official website on the country’s football governing body on Saturday afternoon, FAF chieftains said the much anticipated friendly, which is slated for Jacques Lemans Arena will hold behind closed doors.
Word was rife that about ten thousand fans will be allowed access into the stadium, but Algeria FA refuted the claim and maintained that the body is not prepared to take any risk
The body then advised traveling fans to cancel hotels and flight bookings rather than risk their health and waste their hard-earned resources over a friendly match that will be played behind closed doors.
“Due to the many requests it has received on this subject, the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) regrets to inform the general public, in particular, the supporters of the Greens established in Europe, that the two matches Algeria – Nigeria (on 10/09/2020) and Algeria – Mexico (on 10/13/2020) will take place without the presence of the public (behind closed doors).
“It is, therefore, useless to travel or pretend to acquire entrance tickets.”
Barring any last minutes hitches, Super Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr is expected to lead the advance party to Austria on Monday to open the camp for the two friendly matches. Nigeria is expected to face Tunisia four days later.