NFF Confirms Date, Venue For Nigeria Vs Lesotho Ahead Of 2021 AFCON Qualifier


Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed that the country’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho will be held at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos state.

In a Twitter post by Super Eagles, the team will take on the Crocodiles (Lesotho) in Group L’s last game on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

Super Eagles have remained unbeaten in all four games played in their group so far, winning two of the games and drawing the other two. They are also a point ahead of Benin Republic.

Three days earlier, the three-time African champions would face Benin Republic at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto-Novo.

Meanwhile, Sierra Leone are third with just three points from the same number of games, while Lesotho who sit at the base of the table with two points must win their remaining two games convincingly to stand a chance of qualifying for 2022 Afcon billed for Cameroon.

Nigeria will face Lesotho on the 30th of March.
Nigeria will face Lesotho on the 30th of March.

Should Nigeria, 2013 AFCON Champions qualify for Cameroon 2022, that will be their 19th appearance at the finals since their debut in Ghana 1963 which they crashed out in the preliminary round.

They have however lifted the Cup on three different occasions. The victory came in South Africa in 2013 after defeating Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final.

The 33rd edition of the biennial tournament was due to begin in Cameroon on January 9, 2021, but was pushed back to January 2022 due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic across the continent.


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