Scarcity of tickets to deprive Nigerian football fans from watching the last group match

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Nigerian football fans are scrambling to secure tickets for the last group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at the ongoing 2018 World Cup in Russia.

An official of the Nigeria Football Federation who did not want his name mentioned said more fans may not be able to watch the match due to the scarcity of tickets.

He disclosed that majority of Nigerians in Russia with Fan ID just bought one or two match tickets, when they were making arrangements for the World Cup.

Adegoke Aina, a Nigerian who resides in Northern Ireland, said he was able to get the match tickets at a high cost.

He disclosed that he paid as much as 450 dollars for the ticket.

Meanwhile, there has been an influx of Nigerians into St Petersburg to watch the match.

Large contingents of Nigerian and Argentinean fans have continued to arrive through the Pulkovo Airport and other entry points into the historic city.

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