Ahead of the AFCON qualifiers against the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium at the end of March, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given its approval to the NFF to allow a section of fans into the stadium, reports.


With the Super Eagles making a return to Lagos for the first time in 20 years, the country’s football body was hopeful a chunk of the fans will be present to see the game and CAF has given them the all-clear.


Speaking ahead of the game, the Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Shola Aiyepeku, disclosed that arrangements are already in place to host about 8000 fans for the game.


“CAF has approved that we should have 30% capacity at the stadium, and we are looking at about 8000. So, it won’t be a full house but that will be much easier for us to manage with the Covid-19 protocols.


“We have designed protocols already to ensure people don’t gather in one place at a time so these arrangements will be done before then and I can assure you that Lagos is very much ready,” Mr Shola said.


The Super Eagles will host Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on March 30th in what will be their final game of the 2022 AFCON qualifiers in Cameroon.