- Sunday Dare is current Nigeria's sports Minister replacing Solomon Dalung
- Dare explained that the National Stadium in Surulere will soon start hosting Super Eagles games
- Super Eagles last played against Sierra Leone in AFCON qualifiers in Benin, Edo state
Nigeria's sports Minister Sunday Dare has stated emphatically that the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos will start hosting Super Eagles games from the year 2021.
For more than 15 years now, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have not played any competitive game in at the National Stadium in Surulere due to the nature of the pitch.
The Super Eagles have been playing in Calabar in Cross River state, Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo and Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba since Amaju Pinnick became the NFF president.
According to the report on Complete Sports, Minister Sunday Dare recently inspected the National Stadium in Surulere which is currently going on rehabilitation.
Sunday Dare then assured that the Sports Ministry will try hard to make sure that work at the stadium is completed so that the pitch can start hosting international games.
He also stated that work is in progress at the Abuja national stadium.
“It’s high time we have a familiar ground for our national teams.
''The Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja and the Surulere National stadium, Lagos will be ready to host matches next year and it will be a major plus to our teams when they have a familiar ground.
“This arrangement is under the adopt initiative which is a public-private model that we developed.''
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigerian footballer Sylvester Igboun who currently plays for Russian Premier League side, FC Dynamo Moscow, bought himself a new mansion to celebrate Christmas.
Sylvester Igboun took to his official social media page to show the world his new mansion with a music background thanking God for blessing him to help his family.
Igboun is known for his blistering speed on the field for all the clubs he has played for and also in the national team which is the Super Eagles.
He made his international debut for Nigeria in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game against Tanzania on September 5, 2015, replacing Moses Simon as a substitute in the 69th minute.
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