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NFF Confirms Lagos Will Host The Super Eagles In A Competitive Game After 20 Years
NFF Confirms Lagos Will Host The Super Eagles In A Competitive Game After 20 Years

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Lagos State will play host to the Super Eagles match for the first time in over 20 years.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has made an official confirmation that the Super Eagles will play Lesotho in their final 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, on March 30.

The NFF also added that the number of fans allowed into the stadium to see the match depends on the Confederation of African Football’s Covid-19 guidelines at the time.

The anticipated March’s clash could see the industrial city of Lagos once again becoming a permanent home for the Super Eagles according to sports minister Sunday Dare who is keen to renovate the over dilapidated National Stadium in Lagos.

“This city is excited to host the country’s first competitive fixture in 20 years in a place where the team rarely lose,” chairman of the Lagos State Sports commission, Sola Aiyepeku, told BBC Sport Africa

“Everything is geared towards making Lagos the home base again, because there’s a presence that this place has and demand that the fans have towards the opposition that puts them in fear.

“We want the Nigeria fear factor that this city has to return and put that in the hearts and souls of teams that come here.”

The last competitive game the men’s senior national team played in Lagos was a 1-0 Nations Cup qualifying win over Zambia in January 2001, before a 2-1 friendly win over Sierra Leone at the Teslim Balogun venue 10 years later.

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