The Nigerian Football Federation, NFF has confirmed the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos as the venue for the African Cup of Nations clash between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Crocodiles of Lesotho.
The NFF made the confirmation in a tweet on the official Twitter handle of the Super Eagles on Wednesday.
This will be the first competitive match the Eagles will be playing in Lagos since 2001 when they defeated the Chipolopolo of Zambia 2-1 in a Nations Cup qualifier.
Already, fans and football lovers alike has expressed their excitement over the Eagles return to Lagos which they described as the home of football in Nigeria.
Reacting to the news, the Lagos state Football Association Chairman, who also doubles as the Vice President of the NFF, Seyi Akinwunmi declared the readiness of the state to host a successful match.
“We are ready to host the Eagles. Lagos has the capacity, the hotels, state of the art ambulances and hospitals available”, he said.
He added that the state will make sure that Lagos becomes the permanent home of the Super Eagles future matches, adding that the Eagles has in the past enjoyed unprecedented success while playing in Lagos.
Fans are expected to attend the match but the number of fans in attendance will be subject to the Confederation of African Football, CAF Covid-19 protocols at the time of the match.