The Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos has now been banned from hosting international games by The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF).
The stadium according to the CAF “did not meet the set CAF stadium minimum requirement to host CAF international matches”. Although efforts have been made to ensure the Lagos based stadium meets the CAF requirements but these efforts have now failed to count.
The Teslim Balogun Stadium has been the home ground for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and has hosted all of their FIFA world cup qualifiers till date. This will be a blow to the national team fans in Lagos who hope to see more games of their darling national team played in front of them.
“Based on the inspection report, the stadium continues to lack CAF criteria and requirements in order to host international competitions” says the letter from CAF.
The Teslim Balogun Stadium in times past was one of the best Stadiums in Nigeria and it once served as the venue for the Nigerian FA Cup final, just before it hosted some matches in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament held in Nigeria where we won Silver
Nice story…. except for the blunder at the end where it was stated that “Teslim Balogun Stadium hosted matches for the Nigerian national team in the 80s, including the 1980 nation’s cup which she won on home soil”.
This is so not true: National Stadium opposite the now Teslim Balogun Stadium was the venue of matches then, and not the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Kindly retract this error from your story please.
Noted, thanks for the observation