Rohr Prefers Super Eagles play in Uyo

Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr has admitted the team prefers home games be played in Uyo and at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, but concedes the final qualifying group game of the 2022 African Cup of Nations against Lesotho will hold in Lagos.

Rohr and Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation Barrister Seyi Akinkunmi inspected the Teslim Balogun Stadium last week as plans get underway to bring the Eagles back to Lagos after a decade.

 

The Super Eagles last played in Lagos back in 2011 against Sierra Leone and since then, the team has rotated it’s home games through several cities including Abuja, Asaba, Benin, Kaduna and Uyo.

 

Rohr said he really wants the game to hold in Lagos, but admitted the players prefers to play home matches at the Nest of Champions in Uyo, because of the facilities.

 

“The second game, we will do it in Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

“We know that this is a very special occasion with the pandemic, and we cannot have the usual [venue in] Uyo.

“But my players, they like Uyo because of the facilities, because of the stadium,”Rohr said to ESPN.

 

The newly renovated Teslim Balogun stadium, was the last place the Super Eagles played in Lagos and the artificial turf has since being replaced with natural grass.

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