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Football: Here’s why Mainlanders will enjoy continued access to the Super Eagles

INSIDEMAINLAND – The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said there is no ban on Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.

Recall that there were reports that the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) had banned the Teslim Balogun Stadium from hosting the senior national team international games and men’s interclub competitions over lack of proper medical equipment and poor playing surface.

It was reported that CAF suggested the playing surface gets a ‘complete redo’ after a report on its standard concluded the surface had many grass species and others were just weeds.

However, a report by Guardian quoted a top official at the NFF as saying there is no ban on the stadium.

“There is no ban. The Government of Lagos state started work on the highlighted areas even before the match against Cape Verde,” the source said.

The Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere is set to host the Super Eagles’ World Cup playoff in 2022.

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