Daily Courier

Super Eagles defenders, Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong, say they are set to take on Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

Nigeria are billed to face Lesotho on Tuesday (today) in their final 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Group L dead-rubber fixture at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

The Eagles had booked qualification for the 2021 AFCON before their record-breaking 1-0 win over Benin Republic on Saturday at the Stade Charles de Gaulle, in Porto Novo.


The Eagles will be playing their first competitive match in Lagos in 20 years and with less than 10,000 fans allowed into the stadium, the players say they are ready to thrill Lagos fans.

“I’ve heard that the fans are passionate, that’s nice because hopefully we can feel their support. Anywhere you play where the fans are passionate, you want to give your 100 per cent. We are not scared; we just want to play good football for them,” Watford defender Troost-Ekong told journalists.

Glasgow Rangers centre-back Balogun added, “To be honest and I don’t mean it as a disrespect, I actually didn’t pay a lot of attention to the noise (about playing in Lagos) because I was preoccupied with Rangers. We won’t have a lot of the fans amongst us, but maybe in the future, we will have a proper feel of Lagos.”