Super Eagles To Have Permanent Home Ground Soon
By Lekan Sowande.
The Super Eagles movement in different cities for official matches will soon be over as soon rehabilitation work is completed at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja and the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
This assurance was made by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, when he visited the training camp of the Home-based Super Eagles in Abuja.
“The National team is the pride of the nation, no national team moves from one city to another,” Dare said. “The Eagles deserve a permanent home ground to give them a sence of belonging and to maximize the benefits of playing at home in a regular venue.”
“We are working with the companies rehabilitating the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja and the National Stadium, Surulere to expedite action to complete on going rehabilitation,” Dare added.
Once the facilities are ready, we will get the NFF to get Fifa certify the stadiums so that our teams can have a Permanent playing ground.”
The Minister asserted that his dream is to see the National teams have Permanent camp as was the case in the past, instead of the adhoc arrangements of inviting players to train for only few days before matches.
The Super Eagles have been made to move from one venue to another due to the poor states of the two National Stadiums in Abuja and Lagos.