Super Eagles and Omonia Nicosia of Cyprus defender, Shehu Abdullahi is excited about Nigeria’s final AFCON qualifiers against Lesotho next month, with confirmation that the game will be played in Lagos, AOIFootball.com reports.
Having played their previous home clashes of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers in Asaba and Benin respectively, the NFF were in search of a more venues due to logistics issues in the last game in Benin.
With the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja still under renovation, the NFF opted for the Teslim Balogun Stadium which has now been upgraded to grass with the Eagles making a return to the stadium after 10 years.
Abdullahi, who is yet to play for the Eagles in Lagos however hopes the stadium will bring plenty of luck, ad the Eagles hope to give the Lagos fans plenty of fun when they host Lesotho in what could be a dead rubber clash should results go their way in Benin Republic.
“I’m looking forward to the Lagos experience. Super Eagles have a lot of history connected with Lagos and it will be another interesting journey. Unfortunately, we don’t know if the fans will come in and support us, but the experience will surely be worth our hard work,” Abdullahi enthused.
The Eagles last played a competitive in Lagos two decades ago when they defeated the Copper Bullets of Zambia 1-0 in an African Cup of Nations qualifiers.