Ahead of the Super Eagles African Cup of Nations, semi-final clash with South Africa on Wednesday (today), the Lagos State Government has set up a mega viewing center at Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan.
The viewing center is part of twenty-five others all over the state to encourage residents to enjoy the best African football showpiece since it started on January 13 in Cote’D’Ivoire.
The clash with the Bafana Bafana at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake is the fourth tournament meeting, with the Eagles winning the three previous games.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said in a statement on Tuesday that it was important for the fans to watch the match as Lagos has the largest base of the team’s supporters.
“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.