The football regulatory in the country, Nigerian Football Federation, has explained why it abandoned the National Stadium, Abuja, saying it lacks necessary facilities required for team to conveniently play.


Mr. Mohammed Sanusi, the NFF Secretary-General, while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria added that some states had shown interest to host the national teams, and that might as well spell doom for the usage of the already abandoned national stadium.

Currently the women’s national teams have taken up Samual Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, as the refuge. Uyo Stadium has come to the rescue of the Super Eagles as well.

“Some of these states indicated their interest in hosting the teams and that is why we went there. The Abuja National Stadium is under renovation and so there is no facility for us to play our matches here.

“We have our technical centre here, but there are no dressing rooms. So we are making efforts to see if the dressing rooms can be provided,” Sanusi said.

The secretary added that the football house was planning to take the matches of the teams across the country, so that Nigerians can watch their national teams play live.

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