The Honourable Minster for youth and sports, Cheif Sunday Dare, has revealed that the Super Eagles will see their movement all over the country for football games come to an end very soon as rehabilitation work is nearing completion both at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja and the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
Over the years, the super eagles have always been mobilized to play football matches at different locations in the country. We’ve seen the super eagles play in different states over the past 12 years and it’s not something to be proud of.
Early in the 80s and the 90s, the super eagles played their home games at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. And in the early 2000’s when the Moshood Abiola Stadium Abuja came into existence the super eagles made the world class stadia their home.
But in recent years they’ve played in various stadias across the country. States like Kano, Katsina, Benin, Akwa Ibom, Delta, and so on. National teams are however allowed to that but not frequently.
Sunday Dare however assured the team that their traveling all over the country will be over when he visited the super eagles camp in Abuja ahead of their trip to the US.
“The National team is the pride of the nation, no national team moves from one city to another,” Dare said. “The Eagles deserve a permanent home ground to give them a sense of belonging and to maximize the benefits of playing at home in a regular venue.”
“We are working with the companies rehabilitating the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja and the National Stadium, Surulere to expedite action to complete on going rehabilitation,” Dare added.
“Once the facilities are ready, we will get the NFF to get Fifa certify the stadiums so that our teams can have a Permanent playing ground.”