About 8,000 fans are expected to watch the Super Eagles play host to the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos today.
The Super Eagles will be playing in Lagos for the first time in ten years. The Nation reports that Lagos was for many years the home of the country’s team and it was there that Nigeria celebrated some of their biggest achievements – gold medal at the 1973 All Africa Games, a first-ever AFCON in 1980 and qualification for their debut World Cup in 1994.
“It is exciting that the Super Eagles are going back to their traditional home,” FCT Football Association chairman, Adam Mouktar Mohammed told scorenigeria.com. “Lagos and Abuja are the two true homes of the national team.”
Ahmed Musa is the only player on the current Super Eagles squad to have played for the country in Lagos.
He said it was an experience to savour.
“I played in Lagos 10 years ago (friendly vs Sierra Leone in 2011). It was a full stadium with the fans cheering you on,” he recalled.
“My teammates may not understand what it feels like, but when you play in Lagos you have to give everything, the fans will not take anything less.”
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