The Confederation of African Football, (CAF) have approved the revamped M.K.O Abiola Stadium, Abuja to host international matches.
The Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare made this known while receiving a donor of the stadium’s rehabilitation, Aliko Dangote on Thursday.
“I would like to inform you (Dangote) that we just received CAF certification of this stadium for international matches, which means that the World Cup qualifiers next month will be played here. This wouldn’t have been possible without your support,” Sunday Dare stated in a statement signed by his media aide, Toyin Ibitoye.
According to the signed statement from the sports ministry, the renovated stadium is complete with nursery beds, two digital score boards, 24 sprinklers and two-year maintenance, as part of the contract reached with Dangote Industries under the Adopt-A-Pitch Public Private Partnership initiative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Developments.
The stadium has also been approved as the venue to host, Nigeria vs Ghana second leg fixture of the FIFA world cup Qualifiers.
CAF announced the decision in a letter addressed to the secretary general of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mohammed Sanusi on Thursday.
“Please note that the approved stadium will be set as the venue to host the match Nigeria vs Ghana related to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 playoff round,” The statement read.