Football actions are expected back at the National Stadium Lagos, the traditional home of national teams as Super Eagles gear up to host Lesotho at the venue for the first time in almost 20 years. in the AFCON qualifier.
Football authorities had earlier resolved to stage the match at Teslim Balogun stadium in Surulere before the sudden change of the venue.
The Super Eagles played their home games in the 90s and early 2000s at the former National Stadium in Surulere.
However, they’ve not played a qualifier in Lagos since the Abuja National Stadium was built in 2003. When the Abuja National Stadium was abandoned, the three-time African champions moved to the Godswill Akpabio Stadium where they played both Nations Cup and World Cup qualifiers between 2015 and 2019.
Three-time African champions face the Benin Republic and Lesotho in their final two Africa Cup of Nations qualifier next month
But recently they’ve been playing in different parts of the country with no place to call their home. Their last qualifying game was played at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.
And now their train is moving to Lagos for the first time in almost two decades. The Super Eagles have not lost a qualifier in Lagos and will be confident of dispatching Lesotho in their final 2021 Afcon qualifier.
Nigeria needs just a point from their final two games to seal qualification. Gernot Rohr’s men travel to the Benin Republic first before hosting the Crocodiles of Lesotho in Lagos.