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    Wednesday, February 7, 2024

    AFCON: Lagos Sets Up Mega Viewing Centre For Nigeria, South Africa Match

    The Lagos State Government has set up a mega viewing centre for the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final encounter between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Bafana Bafana of South on Wednesday (today).

    According to the Lagos State government, there are twenty-five viewing centres all over the State to encourage and ensure that Lagosians savour the thrills and entertainment that the unifying game of football avails the teeming population both young and old.

    Onikan Stadium, Lagos (now Mobolaji Johnson Arena) is the designated Mega Viewing Centre.

    Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso said Lagos, being the sports capital and the base of the largest supporters of the Super Eagles, Governor Babajide Olusola-Sanwo-Olu deemed it fit to provide an opportunity for all fans to watch the match.

    He said that the governor expressed the hope that the national team will triumph in the match because the team has so far shown capacity and technical know-how to win.

    He recalled that Nigeria has been crowned AFCON champions three times, finished second on four occasions and came third place eight times.

    Apart from the Mega Viewing Centre at Onikan, there are centres in Agege Stadium, Abesan Sports Centre, Alimosho LGA Secretariat, Agbado-Oke Odo LCDA Secretariat, L.A. Primary School, Layeni, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Anglican Primary School, Aradagun, Badagry.

    Other locations are: New Road Primary School, Ajegunle, Femi Gbajabiamila Mini Stadium, Coker-Aguda, Surulere, Epe Recreation Centre, Sprite Court, Festac, Igando-Ikotun LCDA Secretariat, Onisabe of Igbobi’s Palace, Jibowu, Alajede’s Palace, Ijede, Oba’s Palace, Ijegun, Ikorodu Town Hall, APC Party Secretariat, Ketu.

    Also listed as viewing centres are Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos, Lagos House Car Park, Marina, Mushin Public Library, YMD Garden, Ojo, Olera Football Pitch, Ojokoro Housing Estate, Afolabi Primary School, Oshodi, Papa Playing Field, Oworonsoki and Rowe Park Sports Centre, Yaba.

    Nigeria has not lost any match in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations that started on 13th January 2024. The kick-off of today’s match is 6pm.

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