2020 Women’s U20 World Cup: FIFA Thumbs up Lagos Stadiums


A member of the FIFA inspection team, Sara Booth says the Teslim Balogun Stadium and Onikan stadium, both in Lagos, have all it takes to stage matches if Nigeria eventually gets FIFA’s nod to host the 2020 Women’s World Cup.

During the scheduled four-day inspection of facilities and equipment by the five-member team in Lagos, Booth was pleased with what was on ground.


“The love for football by Lagos fans, the situation of the stadia, as well as the hospitals qualifies Lagos to host games,” Booth said.


Speaking in the same vein, Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said Lagos State is ready to host the rest of the world, assuring the world Football governing body of a successful outing during the mundial.

The team also visited the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City and will also visit the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.


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