Nigeria’s senior national team, Super Eagles, will play in Lagos for the first time in 13 years when they play a commemorative match to celebrate Lagos at 50 on Sunday.
This was revealed on Monday by the Senior Special Assistant on Sports to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Anthony Adeyinka.
He said the match would be played under floodlights at the Teslim Balogun stadium and would see Lagos-born Eagles take on Eagles players from other states.
The game is scheduled to hold after the AFCON qualifier against South Africa in Uyo on June 10.
According to Adeyinka, all arrangements have been put in place for the players to arrive in Lagos after the game.
He assured participants of maximum security.
Kayode Olanrewaju, Obafemi Martins, Ogenyi Onazi, Dele Alampasu, Sylvester Igboun, Gbolahan Salami, Elderson Echiejile and Nnamdi Oduamadi are some of the players who have confirmed their attendance.
“We have spoken to all the players and they have all assured us that they will be available, we have also made necessary arrangement to facilitate the trip from Uyo to Lagos for the match, so we are set.
“We are doing this to celebrate Lagos at 50 because we know the value of sports development in Lagos and the role football has played,” he said.
The last time the senior national team played in Lagos was in 2004, during the LG Cup exhibition tournament.