Management of the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja has defended why they switched off the light during a training session of the Black Stars Of Ghana ahead of today’s game against Nigeria.
Recall that both teams are battling for a ticket to the World Cup in Qatar via the playoff and with the first leg ending 0-0. There are still chances to qualify when Nigeria host Ghana in Abuja today.
Yesterday towards the end of the training of the Black Stars, the authorities at the stadium reportedly switched off the lights. A move which they explained is down to Ghana breaching the code of visiting teams in CAF tournaments.
Visiting teams are accorded one hour to train on the pitch prior to the game but Ghana refused to stop, not even when they were granted extra 40 minutes and spoken to by the CAF match official who will commission the game.
Speaking to OwnGoalNigeria, a member of the management team said Ghana were using the extended training as a disguise to carry out fetish practices on the pitch.
“They were given extra 40 minutes but still refused to stop. It was at that junction that we came down to bring out the water sprinklers. We saw them dropping substances wrapped in black leather at the edge of each goal post”, he told.
“We noticed same on the centre circle hence decided to switch off the lights as it’s clear that they are on the pitch for a reason other than training. We removed the substance this morning and handed it over to NFF”, he concluded