Friday, 6 July 2012

Arsenal v Super Eagle Pre-season's Game Postponed

Last week, or maybe two weeks ago I made some excited noise about Arsenal coming to play with the Super Eagles, but even as I blogged it, a part of me kept wondering if this was not going to be anothe Miss World situation (You all recall how after Agabni won, we were supposed to host but did not because of our usual Naija wahala) Anyway, I had the thought but did not dare say it for fear of jinxing it, but now it is official an I dont feel guilty about
Below is what Arsenal is saying, but I believe it has to do with Nigeria being unstable with security issues here and there, guess they probably dont want to just come out and say "We are not coming to your Country because of Boko haram"
Arsenal marketing director Angus Kinnear said: “Bringing a top-level club to an international market is always complicated and logistically challenging. With the proposed match in Nigeria planned for early August, we could not get comfortable on everything needed to satisfy our requirements, so we have reluctantly taken the decision to postpone the team’s visit.”
Kinnear continued: “We have a huge and loyal following in Africa, and we are sorry that the team will not be visiting this summer. However, we have a long-term commitment to Nigeria and we are already making plans for a visit next summer.

“In addition, we also have some exciting forthcoming activities planned with our commercial partners in Nigeria – Emirates, Airtel and Malta Guinness, which will kick off in the next few weeks
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