Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged Lagosians to troop out in their numbers in support of the Super Eagles against Côte d’Ivoire in the final match of the Y2024 AFCON.
Lagos State Government set up the mega viewing centre for the Super Eagles/Bafana Bafana match of Wednesday, February 7, at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, formerly Onikan Stadium, in addition to 25 other viewing centres all over the State to ensure that Lagosians enjoy the thrills and entertainment of the unifying game of football free of charge.
Kickoff time is 9 pm, but entertainment- in the true tradition of Lagos – will begin at 8 pm.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy Gbenga Omotoso said Governor Sanwo-Olu set up the football viewing centres because Lagos is the Nation’s sports capital and base of the largest supporters of the Super Eagles.
“Mr. Governor applauds Lagosians for their peaceful conduct at the various centres during the semi-final and other matches, “ Omotoso said.
He said Mr. Governor is optimistic that the national team will bring home the trophy as the players have shown capacity and technical know-how to win.
The Commissioner recalled that Nigeria has been crowned AFCON champions three times, finished second on four occasions, and came third eight times.
Apart from the Mega Viewing Centre at Onikan, there are centres in Agege Stadium, Abesan Sports Centre, Alimosho LGA Secretariat, Agbado-Oke Odo LCDA Secretariat, L. A Primary School, Layeni, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Anglican Primary School, Aradagun, Badagry.
Other locations are: New Road Primary School, Ajegunle, Femi Gbajabiamila Mini Stadium, Coker-Aguda, Surulere, Epe Recreation Centre, Sprite Court, Festac, Igando-Ikotun LCDA Secretariat, Onisabe of Igbobi’s Palace, Jibowu, Alajede’s Palace, Ijede, Oba’s Palace, Ijegun, Ikorodu Town Hall, APC Party Secretariat, Ketu.
Also listed as viewing centres are Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos, Lagos House Car Park, Marina, Mushin Public Library, YMD Garden, Ojo, Olera Football Pitch, Ojokoro Housing Estate, Afolabi Primary School, Oshodi, Papa Playing Field, Oworonsoki and Rowe Park Sports Centre, Yaba.