Lagos opens 10 viewing centres for AFCON

On Tuesday, when Nigeria played Egypt in their opening Group encounter, all the centers were filled with Nigerians demonstrating their support for their cherished Eagles, who ultimately won 1–0

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The Lagos State Government under the administration of governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has set up ten viewing centres across the state to provide residents of the state with easy accessibility to the Cameroon 2021 African Cup of Nations events.

The centers were constructed with business sector support, according to the Lagos State Sports Commission. 

It’s part of the state government’s attempt to make it convenient for Lagos residents to watch the African Cup of Nations(AFCON) tournament.

The viewing centres were established at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Campos Mini Stadium on Lagos Island, Abesan playground at Naval Yard Ajegunle, Bishop Aggrey Youth Centre in Mushin, Epe Recreation Centre in Italewa Ikorodu, Badagry Grammar School in Badagry, Agege Stadium in Agege, and Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre in Rowe Park, Yaba, according to the statement released by the Lagos Sports Commission.

On Tuesday, when Nigeria played Egypt in their opening Group encounter, all the centers were filled with Nigerians demonstrating their support for their cherished Eagles, who ultimately won 1–0.

According to the Lagos state commission in a statement,

The idea of the private sector partnering with Lagos State government is to bring football closer to Lagosians, which will be more fun and entertaining, as fans watch all the matches of the Africa Cup of Nations 2021 (AFCON).

In addition, the Lagos State government and the private sector also want the people to have a feel of football action in the tournament and, more importantly, to connect to each other as football cut across class, ethnic and religious affiliations.

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