May 8, 2021

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FIFA approves seven stadiums for Super Eagles World Cup qualifiers


Approval has been granted for seven stadiums in Nigeria, including the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja for the Super Eagles’ home games in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Other FIFA approved stadiums are Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, Akwa Ibom International Stadium in Uyo, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu and Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.

The Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin City and the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium in Port Harcourt are also approved.

The one that has not been approved by the governing body of world football is the Surulere Lagos National Stadium, which is under renovation, as is the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

Gernot Rohr and his men will open the second qualifying round in June against Liberia at Teslim Balogun Stadium.

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The German coach chose Akwa Ibom Stadium as his best because of the size of the pitch and the hotel facilities available to the team.