Teslim Balogun stadium now FIFA standard – Manager – The Sun Nigeria
the Management at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos assured that the facility is now fully upgraded to meet the standards required by FIFA for its matches.
Stadium manager Ibrahim Adisa said on Tuesday that the Lagos state government-owned facility was intact and was in no way threatened.
Adisa said there was no truth to recent reports that the African Football Confederation had banned the Teslim Balogun Stadium, adding that the stadium had hosted quality international matches meeting FIFA standards over the years. last three months.
He said: “There was no seizure during a match or any serious violation of any kind. There was a letter received on October 17th where we were advised to make some adjustments to improve the stadium. , but some people with other motives exaggerated it to meet their own needs. “The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is a top man and the sports commission officials are also technocrats who cannot fail to provide quality facilities.
“We are focused and determined because we are aware that this stadium is not in danger. After receiving the letter many adjustments have been made and we are sure to improve the stadium by the end of February. “
During a brief inspection of the stadium on Tuesday, it was observed that a new VIP suite has been created while a conference room and workspace has been created for journalists. The locker rooms at home and away were also world-class.
Adisa added that work is underway to provide another scoreboard, make the stadium fully covered and provide six additional support cameras plus the four available.
He noted that Governor Sanwo-Olu has also been made aware of the need for a VAR facility in the stadium.
“We have also improved the electrification of the stadium. The things people cry about did not prevent us from hosting the game of the Eagles, Cape Verde and the VAR equipment is a new problem coming from CAF ”, he underlined.