Godwin Obaseki, Edo State Governor has assured players, supporters, and all other visitors coming to the state for the Super Eagles’ 2022 AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone of maximum security at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.
It will be noted that the match is scheduled to be played on November 13, a day after the inauguration of the governor and his deputy, Mr. Philip Shaibu, for their second term of office.
Super Eagles haven’t played in Nigeria since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and is also the first official event to hold at the refurbished Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, reaffirmed the readiness of the state to host the teams and lovers of football, expressing confidence that the Super Eagles will be victorious.
“We are proud to play host to the AFCON 2022 qualifier between the Super Eagles and Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the world-class Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium as this match is dear to us.”
“It is coming barely 24 hours after the inauguration of Governor Godwin Obaseki on November 12 and as a sport-loving government, the Governor Obaseki-led administration has made concerted efforts to ensure the safety and security of all players, supporters, and visitors who would be in the state for the football match.”
The governor has also promised that the Super Eagles won’t lack any form of support to come out victorious in Benin City on November 13 as the very competitive match will also be an opportunity for the governor to showcase to Edo people and Nigerians the holistic transformation of the stadium into a world-class facility.