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    Teslim Balogun Stadium to Host Eagles Matches

    The Super Eagles may soon find a permanent nest in Lagos when the rehabilitation of the Teslim Balogun Stadium is completed, Chairman, Lagos State Football Association, Faoud Oki, has said.

    The 24,000-capacity facility is one of the five stadiums currently undergoing rehabilitation by the Lagos State Government. Others are Agege stadium, Ikorodu stadium, Ifako-Ijaiye mini stadium and Gbagada stadium.

    According to the chairman, the Lagos State Government is keen on bringing back the glory of the stadium with a direct impact on the capacity of coaches in the state.

    “I’m looking forward with excitement to the completion of the rehabilitation work at the Teslim Balogun Stadium,” Oki said.

    “Once that is done, the Eagles will have a permanent home. We want to bring back the lost glory of the stadium and the national team.  Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu is committed to providing the needed support for the actualisation of this noble goal.

    “We shall continue to build on the mandate the Governor has given us. We want to reenact the good old days of football in Lagos State. We will rejig the capacity of all coaches in Lagos. We shall turn the capacity of uncertified coaches to well-trained coaches to change the narrative. We are excited by this opportunity for a new direction for our country’s football development.”

    The last time the Super Eagles played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium was during a 3-0 victory over Lesotho in March 2021.

    The stadium also hosted five matches during the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria including a semi-finals game which Nigeria won 3-1 over Spain.

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