Rohr wants Super Eagles back in Lagos

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles’ Coach, Gernot Rohr has stated his desire to see the senior national team return to Lagos for its international matches.

In the past, the aquatic city of Lagos was the home ground for the team but the narrative changed in 2000 when Nigeria and Ghana co-hosted the African Cup of Nations.

Ever since then, Lagos had failed to host any Super Eagles competitive matches in the last decades due to the poor condition of the national stadium at Surulere.

The other stadia in Lagos are synthetic pitches, which the gaffer believed is not too good for football.

“I also know that Lagos is the home of football in Nigeria and we should be able to play there as well. I hope the Minister can help us by ensuring that we have good pitches to practice and play on in Lagos” he stated.

The most matches of the team in recent time had been played at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo

Super Eagles next game is a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin in November.

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