Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says his administration is planning to rehabilitate the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Sanwo-Olu said this on Saturday during the Super Eagles’ 2-0 win against Liberia in a 2022 World Cup qualifier at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
According to the governor, the facelift is expected to be completed by February 2022.
Prior to the kickoff of the game on Saturday, there was a downpour that lasted for hours, leaving parts of the pitch waterlogged, thus preventing easy movement of the ball.
Speaking to reporters, Sanwo-Olu said Lagos would continue to do everything to make the state the home of the national team, and pledged that the stadium would be covered up.
He said, “You can see the complement of serious Nigerians that are here; we have the Chairman, Senate Committee; the football federation president and other dignitaries all here.
“I can tell you that there is no better home for the Super Eagles and we are actually improving sports in Lagos. We are building 10 mini stadia concurrently as we go and in the next six months, this (Teslim Balogun) stadium would have been covered up.
“So, it is a whole infrastructure that we are bringing in, we are also bringing in sponsorships and grassroots football into the state of excellence.”Follow us on social media