Teslim Balogun Stadium wears new look ahead of Nigeria vs Liberia
The Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos now has a new look ahead of the Nigeria-Liberia FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 match.
A NAN reporter visiting the stadium reported that the facility was being given final touches to groundsmen and other aid workers.
Cleaners also swept the spectators’ stands and the public box, and painters also touched the railings and stands.
The Nigeria Television Authority Out Station Service bus was also mounted, the communication devices and connection cables were also placed.
The new grass pitch was not left behind, as it wore a new look and was wetted by water sprinklers.
Banners were placed inside the stadium, advertising the matches, while the spectators’ seats were marked in accordance with the COVID-19 protocol.
The Chairman of the Sports Commission of Lagos, Mr. Sola Aiyepeku, told NAN that after the necessary preparations were in place, the facility was prepared to host the match.
“The road has been a tough ride, but it is a good thing getting our facility ready for the World Cup qualifiers. We have what it takes to prepare the place in readiness for the match.
“Going round on inspection, our facility managers are already on ground, the groundsmen, sweepers, the pitch managers and other logistics, being put in place.
“We are so lucky to have our sport loving governor, who gave his approval, and I want to thank Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for making it happen because he shares our vision.
“If not for Governor Sanwo-Olu’s vision, we will not have come to this point and also the good thing is that the Super Eagles themselves love Lagos,” he said.
Reports have it that that the clash between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Lone Stars of Liberia will be hosted in Lagos for the second time, after the successful outing of the Eagles in the last AFCON qualifiers in which they triumphed 3-0 against the Crocodiles of Lesotho.
This match is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Nigerian time with Ghana’s Munkaila Nassam Adam and Togo’s Kouassi Attisso Attiogbe as the referee.