Samuel Ogbrmufia To Host Super Eagles Vs Sierra Leone AFCON Qualifier
By Our Correspondent
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has picked Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin as host city for next month’s 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, Bestchoicesports.comg.ng can report
The federation, which earlier said it was looking at either Benin or Asaba for the duel, at the weekend confirmed it will hold at the newly refurbished Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, Edo State capital.
The match will be the first big event at the Stadium, which was refurbished for the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival.
The stadium is the first to acquire Video Assistant Referee (VAR) gadget, a facility bought by the Edo State government ahead of the 2020 National Sports Festival.
NFF Assistant Director, Media, Ademola Olajire, said the NFF is still working round the clock to ensure the success of the AFCON qualifier, adding that it has set up a monitoring team to keep close tabs on events across the country to ascertain if the qualifiers will be shifted or not.