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Approval has been granted for seven stadiums in Nigeria including the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja for the home games of the Super Eagles in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
The other approved stadiums by FIFA are Teslim Balogun Stadium Lagos, the Akwa Ibom International Stadium in Uyo, the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu, and the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.
Also approved are the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City and the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.
The one not approved by the World football governing body is the National Stadium Surulere Lagos, which is undergoing renovation, same as the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja.
Gernot Rohr and his men will open the second round of the qualifiers in June against Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
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The German coach has picked the Akwa Ibom Stadium as his best because of the size of the pitch and the hotel facilities available to the team.
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