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Can Lagos State Become A Fortress For The Super Eagles Again?

Today the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be taking on Liberia in the qualifiers for next years' World Cup in Qatar. Nigeria is in group B alongside Cape Verde and CAR.

This is Nigeria's first match of the qualifiers and the fans are expecting a victory over a lower team like Liberia based on the calibre of players in the Nigerian squad.

The match will be played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos State but with fans restrictions due to COVID guidelines. This would be the second consecutive fixture the Eagles will be playing at the Teslim stadium after the 3-0 over Lesotho months back.

In years past, between the early '90s to early 2000, Lagos state was the home of the Super Eagles. The National Stadium, Surulere was the fortress of Nigeria then.

Teams came to Lagos to play Nigeria only to get overwhelmed be it a qualifier or a tournament. In 2000, Nigeria narrowly lost the AFCON in Lagos.

One major factor which always benefits the Super Eagles is the crowd that comes out to support them. The Lagos fans are known for their fanatism and so the stadium is always filled.

In recent times, the Super Eagles have tasted Uyo, Benin and Asaba, but it looks like Lagos has come back to the frame.

Can Lagos State still be a fortress for the national team?

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