The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed Benin, the Edo state capital as venue of the November 11, 2021, Africa Cup of Nations qualifier clash between the Super Eagles and the Squirrels of Benin Republic.
NFF President, Amaju Pinnick confirmed the development when he paid a courtesy visit to His Excellency and state governor, Godwin Obaseki on Tuesday.
Pinnick was in the ancient city of Benin, alongside FIFA officials who on a trip to Nigeria to see facilities at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, one of the proposed venue for FIFA U-20 World cup.
“You have done a lot for football development in the country and the Nigerian football community wants me to thank you for the role you played in ensuring Nigeria’s Falconets qualified for the last FIFA Under-20 World Cup,’’ Pinnick said.
Nigeria finished third in the last African Cup of Nations in Egypt and has been grouped alongside Benin Republic, Lesotho and Sierra Leone in the qualifiers for the next edition in Cameroon.
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