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AfCON Qualifier: Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr Inspects Teslim Balogun Stadium

The Super Eagles Head Coach, Mr. Gernot Rohr, was at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, on Friday, 13th of February, 2021, for an on-the-spot assessment of the facilities ahead of the African Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Lesotho scheduled for March 2021.

The Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Sola Aiyepeku, who led the Eagles Manager and others on the inspection tour, reiterated that the pitch will be match-ready before the game next month.

He added that the grass is already lush-green and there are just little finishing touches to be put in place before the qualifying match.

“I assure the Eagles Coach that the Teslim Balogun Stadium is a viable option for Nigeria’s home match against Lesotho. We have re-grown the grass in the last 15 months and a lot of work is in progress to ensure that the pitch is match-ready”, he added.

Also speaking during the facility tour, the First Vice President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi, said that Lagos, as the Centre of Excellence, is ready to host the Eagles and Lesotho teams.


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