CAF approves seven Nigerian Stadiums for 2020 World Cup qualifiers

    The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have approved seven Nigerian Stadiums for use ahead of 2022 World Cup qualifying. 
    They include the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, National Stadium, Abuja, Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium Port Harcourt and Stephen Keshi Asaba.
    The other three are the Goodwill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin and Teslim Balogun Stadium Lagos.
    The Teslim Balogun Stadium played host to the Super Eagles’ most recent game against Lesotho. It is a multi-use stadium in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. It is used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 24,325 people. Started in 1984 under the administration of military governor Gbolahan Mudasiru, construction continually stalled under military regimes and the stadium became a white elephant. By the time the stadium was completed in 2007, it had taken 23 years to build and cost over N1.3 billion.
    Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Enugu, Nigeria. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Enugu Rangers. The stadium has a capacity of 22,000 and it was named after the first president of the Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe. As far back as 1959, the facility was the sports ground of the corporation, the Eastern District. Then old Anambra State Government in partnership with the private sector to raise funds for the rebuilding of the stadium, which was inaugurated in 1986.
    The Godswill Akpabio International Stadium (formerly Akwa Ibom International Stadium) is an all-seater national sports stadium located in Uyo, the state capital of Akwa Ibom.
    Officially opened in 2014, the 30,000 capacity Stadium is modeled after Allianz Arena, Bayern Munich’s home ground.
    The Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Benin City, Nigeria. 
    Originally known as Ogbe Stadium, it is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Bendel Insurance FC and Edo Queens FC and has a capacity of 12,000 people. 
    The first national game in the stadium was played on 23 August, 1983 in a goalless draw between Nigeria and Morocco.
    Moshood Abiola National Stadium (formerly known as National Stadium, Abuja) is a multipurpose national sports stadium located in Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria and has a capacity of 60,491. 
    The Federal Government of Nigeria approved the contract for the construction of the National Stadium complex and Games Village on 18 July 2000. The stadium was constructed to host the 8th All Africa Games which took place in October 2003. On 12 June 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari announced the change of the name of the National Stadium, Abuja to Moshood Abiola National Stadium.
    Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, on the north end of the city in the Omagwa neighbourhood. The stadium has a capacity of 38,000 people. It opened on 19 July 2015 with a match between Nigeria and Congo in a qualifier for the Rio Olympics which ended with a 2-1 scoreline success over Congo.
    The Stephen Keshi Stadium is a multi-purpose complex in Asaba, Nigeria. The main venue at the complex is the Governor Okowa Main Bowl, the football and athletics stadium. It was formerly known as Asaba township stadium, and was named after football great, Stephen Keshi. The stadium hosted the 2018 African Championships in Athletics and has a capacity of 22,000 people, all covered. It was commissioned in 2018.
    The Super Eagles were drawn to face Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia in group C of the qualifiers.