Austria has dashed the hopes of visiting football fans to watch Super Eagles friendly games against Algeria and Tunisia though the country has approved 10,000 fans to watch the matches involving the Super Eagles at the Jacques Lemans Arena, in Austria, on October 9.
The Eagles will file out against Desert Warriors of Algeria October 9, before slugging it out with the Cartage Eagles of Tunisia four days later.t
Both games are billed to hold at Coach Gernot Rohr has already invited 25 players dominated by Europe-based players, with Saudi Arabia-based captain Ahmed Musa the only player coming from outside Europe.
Checks by newsmen showed that fans might be allowed into both games with the Austrian government giving room for maximum 10,000 fans to watch matches in the country as the country try to relax COVID-19 restrictions.
“Football thrives on emotions, not only on the pitch but also on the stands. So it wasn’t an easy decision for clubs to take, to allow as many home fans as possible and to do without visiting clubs’ fans during the coronavirus restrictions,” Austria Bundesliga head Christian Ebenbauer said in a statement.