The Super Eagles last home game of the AFCON 2021 Qualifiers will have fans in the stadium live with Africa’s football governing body CAF giving the go ahead for 10,000 fans to fill the 24,325 seater stadium.
The Super Eagles play against the crocodiles of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Lagos on March 30, 2021 (5pm NIG).
Complete Sports reported that CAF gave the approval in response to the NFF’s request to allow football fans into the main bowl but warned that it has to comply with the Covid 19 protocols.
“We are returning the Super Eagles to Lagos for the first time in 20 years and we felt it would not be fair to play in an empty stadium hence we applied to CAF to allow us admit fans into the Teslim Balogun stadium for our game against Lesotho later this month.
“Fortunately for us, CAF obliged us by allowing the admittance of 30 percent of the stadium’s total capacity to watch the game. So we expect about 10,000 fans to be at the stadium to cheer the Super Eagles to victory on March 30,” our source disclosed.
CAF stated that it would not accept any breach of the Covid 19 protocols, also stressing that temperature check of the fans and the social distancing must also be observed.
“We are putting everything thing in place to ensure that we meet the CAF requirements and Covid 19 protocols. All hands are deck to ensure that spread the fans round the stadium in compliance with the Covid 19 protocols,” a chieftain of the NFF divulged further