Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has declared Lagos as the new home of the Super Eagles as he disclosed that subsequent games will be played in the center of excellence.
The NFF officials paid a thank you visit to the MTN Head office in Lagos and it was at the event that it got confirmed to THISDAY that the Super Eagles now have Lagos as their new home.
Amaju Pinnick had earlier tagged Super Eagles AFCON 2021 qualifying game against the Crocodiles of Lesotho “Football Returns Home” as Lagos hosted the three time African champions for the first time in 20 years.
Super Eagles will be returning to Lagos in June as they begin their qualifying campaign for the 2022FIFA World Cup in Qatar. They take on Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere in their opening game of the world cup qualifiers.
In the African zone for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Gernot Rohr’s men are in Group C alongside Liberia, Central African Republic and Cape Verde.
“Yes our return to Lagos is good for the players and the NFF as well going by logistics arrangements. Within the next 10 days, we will conclude the ‘Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Lagos State Government and this will lay to rest the idea of movement around the country.
“The players and the coaching crew are pleased with the excellent football pitch and this alone is a major factor and when we look at other logistics we need to put in place before any international match, Lagos venue comes handy.
“We want to have a hitch-free qualification campaign and that is not to take away anything from the fact that Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Delta, Kano, Edo, Kaduna and Cross River states that have hosted the team before now have no place in the history of the successes of Super Eagles,” the NFF chief explained.