CAF Inspects Nigerian Stadiums for 2025 Africa Cup of Nations


Facilities proposed by Nigeria for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations have been assessed by inspectors from the CAF.

Neighbouring countries, Nigeria and Benin put up a joint bid to host the 2025 Cup of Nations and a team of four CAF Inspectors examined the venues proposed for the tournament.

The MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja, Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, and Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna were all scheduled for inspection.

On Saturday, the team made a pit stop at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, which is undergoing extensive renovation.

There, they were welcomed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Grassroots Development, Mr. Anthony Adeyinka Adeboye, as well as the Director General of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Toyin Gafaar Bolowotan.

On Sunday, the team toured the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba with Tonobok Okowa, the executive director of the Delta State Sports Commission.

The Edo State Sports Commission Chairman, Mr. Yusuf Alli, the Edo State Football Association Chairman, Mr. Abu Rowland, the Director of Facilities, Mr. Victor Edokpayi, and others examined various parts of the facility in Benin City.

The Stadium Charles de Gaulle, Porto Novo in the Benin Republic, will also be examined by the inspectors.


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