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NFF keep tight lips over Super Eagles return to Abuja stadium

The General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Sanusi Mohammed has refused to disclose whether the Super Eagles and other national teams will use the renovated MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja as the home ground.

Speaking on the sidelines during the four-team invitational tournament organized to reopen the stadium after renovation, Sanusi said the decision of the NFF will be communicated as regards the home ground for the team.

“I don’t want to take on issues like that. What ever the position of the Nigeria Football Federation will be communicated to you but I assure you there is no cause for alarm. We are aware of the situation and we are very happy that the MKO Abiola National stadium is back to life.

“We thank the minister of sports and Aliko Dangote who have brought it back to life. I think we have learnt a big lesson here which is not to allow any activity that is not sports related to done so we don’t go back to where we came from,” he noted.

It will be noted that the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos has been banned from hosting international games by The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) for failure to meet the set CAF stadium minimum requirement to host CAF international matches.

The stadium has been the home ground for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and has hosted all of their FIFA world cup qualifiers till date.

It will be recalled that after several years of neglect, the MKO Abiola stadium was renovated by the Dangote Group with One million US Dollars under the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare’s Adopt-a-Pitch Initiative.

The renovation of the main bowl of the multi-billion-naira edifice which commenced in 2020 was completed and handed over to the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development by the Dangote Group on Friday, December 3.

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