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Eagles Open Refurbished Ogbemudia Stadium Against Benin In 2021 AFCON Qualifiier

Eagles Open Refurbished Ogbemudia Stadium Against Benin  In 2021 AFCON Qualifiier

Completesports.com understands the November 11 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Squirrels of Benin Republic will be staged at the refurbished Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.

Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, hosted Super Eagles matches in recent time but concerns over the state of the Asaba pitch has forced Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, into serious search for an alternative venue.

There are also suggestions the Keshi Stadium could undergo rehabilitation ahead the FIFA Women’s U20 World Cup which Nigeria is bidding to host.

The Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium and Stephen Keshi Stadium are amongst six stadia Nigeria Football Federation is proposing as venues for the championship.

Inside view of the renovated Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City


All the facilities have been inspected by a team of FIFA Inspectors except the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.

After the Squirrels clash, Eagles’ next AFCON qualifier will be away to Lesotho in Maseru on November 19.

“We are ready to host Super Eagles matches anytime. The Ogbemudia Stadium is now back to shape and don’t forget, Benin used to be Super Eagles number one home in the past, so this won’t be anything special,” an official of Edo State Football Association said on Tuesday.

By Sab Osuji

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  • Henry 2 years ago

    A picture of the refurbished stadium should have been shown on this article, you guys need to be a little bit more professional.

  • Chairmanfemi 2 years ago

    Better. I saw the pictures of the Ogbemudia Stadium and it looks way better than that Backyard Asaba pitch. Sunday Dare, the Sport Ministers agenda is working already. If the Minister doesn’t approve of funds to the State FAs, there’s no way the Edo FA would be able to renovate the Stadium. Kudos to the Amaju led board too. Just that am beginning to loose trust I once had in Mr. Pinnick cuz of how Corrupt him and his team seem to be and the havoc they have started causing to our National teams due to there Corrupt practises. I hope they change soonest and make sure they keep our GERNOT ROHR and also better our League.

    #God bless Nigeria

    • Osayemwenre 2 years ago

      Sorry bro, the new sports minister is responsible for the new look Ogbemudia stadium. He only resumed work about 3months ago.
      Edo state govt started the complete remodelling almost a total reconstruction of the stadium since over a year ago.
      Obaseki govt is planning to revamp sports in Edo hence, the stadium reconstruction and hosting of international matches.
      The last U-20 women team played all their qualifying matches in Benin before the stadium since started.
      So, don’t credit the federal government or sports minister for work in Ogbemudia stadium.

    • Itofa 2 years ago

      ‘If the Minister doesn’t approve of funds to the State FAs, there’s no way the Edo FA would be able to renovate the Stadium’
      This your statement is way out of line Mr man. The stadium was renovated way before the new minister came. And another thing the stadium was renovated by the Edo state govt and not the state FA.

      • Shege Luzzy 2 years ago

        You took the words out of my mouth.i was going to [email protected] chairmanfemi on that.wonderful development. My dear ogbe stadium is back on track

        • Edoman 2 years ago

          This is wonderful. Playing Benin in Benin is something to behold. All thanks to Gov. Obaseki. Pay our hard working coach oo. Rohr deserves his pay.

      • Chuck 2 years ago

        A lot of our people are ignorant bro

  • Elijah samson 2 years ago

    Obaseki is a transformer indeed. Benin here we come.

  • Bomboy 2 years ago

    What happened to the Uyo Stadium? Benin is not a bad choice, but I am just wondering about the Uyo Stadium. I hope it had not fallen into a state of disrepair.

  • Bomboy 2 years ago