Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that his first 2022 World Cup qualifying match against Liberia will be played at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
This means that Nigeria will return to the stadium where they hosted Lesotho in their final 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in March.
It was the first competitive game of the national team in the commercial capital of the country in 20 years.
Uyo had been home to the Super Eagles for years, but they hadn’t played at Akwa Ibom Stadium since 2019.
Now they are ready to continue in Lagos, and Rohr confirmed this after the friendly match against Cameroon.
“The fans are welcome, we hope they can come to the stadium in September, that this crazy pandemic that is making things difficult for everyone will allow them to be with us,” said Rohr.
“We have to start well in Lagos at the Teslim Balogun stadium,” he added.
The qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup were initially scheduled to begin in June, but the CAF moved it to September because host stadiums in some countries did not meet FIFA standards.