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Benin Stadium ready for Nigeria/Sierra Leone AFCON qualifier- NFF

Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has expressed satisfaction with facilities at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin City which will host Nigeria—Sierra Leone Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on November 13.

President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick who was on final inspection of facilities at the stadium ahead of the match said the state government has requested Sixty thousand fans to watch the match instead of filling the fifteen thousand capacity stadium in compliance with COVID-19 protocol, and also to set a standard for sporting activities within the present COVID-19 realities.

Mr. Pinnick who noted that the Super Eagles will start arriving in Benin City from Sunday explained that all necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of players and officials throughout the period.

He also noted that the Edo State government has officially informed the federation about the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) facility in the stadium and promised to send her request to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) so the country can showcase her facilities.

On his part Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu assured that all necessary COVID-19 protocols, as well as security arrangements, were in place to ensure safety during the match.

Moses Inope

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