The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has approved Benin, the Edo state capital as the venue of November 11, 2021, Africa Cup of Nations qualifier encounter between the Super Eagles and the Squirrels of Benin Republic.
President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick endorsed the development when he paid a courtesy visit to His Excellency and Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki on Tuesday.
Pinnick was in the ancient city of Benin, alongside FIFA officials who were 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 AFCON in Egypt and has been grouped alongside Benin Republic, Lesotho and Sierra Leone in the qualifiers for the next edition in Cameroon.