AFCON 2023: Lagos set up viewing centre for Nigeria, South Africa match


Ahead of the Super Eagles African Cup of Nations semi-finals clash with South Africa on Wednesday (today), the Lagos State Government has set up a mega viewing centre at Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan.

The viewing center is one of 25 located throughout the state to enable people to take in the greatest African football showcase since it began in Cote d’Ivoire on January 13.

The Eagles have won the last three encounters in the tournament, and this matchup with the Bafana Bafana takes place at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake.

The game starts at 6:00 p.m.

Gbenga Omotoso, the state commissioner for information and strategy, stated in a statement on Tuesday that it was crucial for the supporters to watch the game because Lagos is home to the majority of the team’s fan base.

“Lagos, being the sports capital and the base of the largest supporters of the Super Eagles, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, deemed it fit to provide an opportunity for all fans to watch the match.

“Mr Governor expressed the hope that the national team will triumph in the match because the team has so far shown capacity and technical know-how to win,” Omotosho said.

Other locations for these centers include Agege Stadium, Abesan Sports Centre, Alimosho LGA Secretariat, Agbado-Oke Odo, Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Secretariat, L.A. Primary School, Layeni, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, and Anglican Primary School, Aradagun, Badagry. The Mega Viewing Center is located in Onikan.

Additional names and locations include Onisabe of Igbobi’s Palace, Jibowu, Alajede’s Palace, Ijede, Oba’s Palace, Ijegun, Ikorodu Town Hall, Ketu, Femi Gbajabiamila Mini Stadium, Coker-Aguda, Surulere, Epe Recreation Center, Sprite Court, Festac, and Igando-Ikotun LCDA Secretariat.

The following locations are also indicated as viewing areas: YMD Garden, Ojo, Olera Football Pitch, Ojokoro Housing Estate, Afolabi Primary School, Oshodi, Papa Playing Field, Oworonsoki, Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos, Lagos House Car Park, Marina, Mushin Public Library, and Rowe Park Sports Centre, Yaba.