The three-time African champions face the Benin Republic and Lesotho in their final two Africa Cup of Nations qualifier next month
Nigeria are set to play a competitive game in Lagos for the first time in almost 20 years after it was revealed that the 2021 Afcon qualifier against Lesotho would take place at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
— Colin NOT Collins (@ColinUdoh) February 9, 2021
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.
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 need 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.