CAF approves 5,000 fans for Eagles, Liberia clash

By Diala Festus, August 29, 2021

Confederation of African Football has granted the Nigeria Football Federation’s request to have spectators watch the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on September 3.

Recall the NFF had written to CAF to have at least 12,000 spectators for the Eagles’ first World Cup qualifiers.

In a letter signed by Raul Chipenda, CAF’s Development Director, CAF approved and stated that only 5,000 fans would be allowed to watch the game.


“As it is known, we would like to reiterate that the CAF and FIFA COVID-19 match protocols clearly state that all matches must be played behind closed doors.

“Nonetheless, CAF analysed and assessed your request from a medical, stadium requirements compliance, and safety and security perspective in your venue.

“Accordingly, a decision has been taken to exceptionally allow the presence of 5,000 spectators in the aforementioned match”, the statement read.

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