Friday, July 06, 2012


Arsenal Football Club has announced it is reluctantly postponing its proposed trip to Nigeria this summer.

The English club said they have taken the decision as a result of complexities linked to the planned game against Nigeria on Saturday, August 5 in Abuja.”
According to the Arsenal marketing director Angus Kinnear, "Bringing a top-level club to an international market is always complicated and logistically challenging and that the club could not get comfortable on everything needed to satisfy the requirements to honour thethe proposed match in Nigeria planned for early August.

The decision may not be unconnected to security challenges in Nigeria especially in the northern parts of the country and Abuja with the Federal Capital Territory recording another bomb blast barely three days before the club changed their plans.

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