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Teslim Balogun Stadium to host Eagles, Benin match

12 July 2012, 16:22

 The Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, will host the international friendly between the national U-20 men’s team, the Flying Eagles, and their counterparts from Benin Republic on Sunday.

This is contained in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by Ademola Olajire, the Chief Media Officer of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA).

The statement said the NFA officials confirmed the use of the stadium for the encounter meant to prepare both teams for the upcoming 2013 African Youth Championship qualifiers.

It said that the match would attract gate fees of N200 for popular side and N300 for covered stands.

The statement said that Flying Eagles Head Coach John Obuh was expected to lead his boys into the Nigeria’s commercial and industrial capital on Friday ahead of the game.

It noted that the match would be the team’s first big game since its poor outing at the Cape Town International Challenge in South Africa in May.

The statement said the Beninoise team was expected to arrive in Lagos on Friday.

It said that Obuh’s wards would take on the Junior Taifa Stars of Tanzania in Dar es Salaam on July 28 in the first leg of the 2013 African Youth Championship qualifying fixture.

The return leg in Nigeria will be on Aug. 11.

On their part, the Beninoise have to contend with 2009 world champions, Black Satellites of Ghana, in their qualification fixture.



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