Lagos restricts movement in Surulere for Nigeria vs Lesotho match

Teslim Balogun Stadium

Lagos State Sports Commission has announced there would be a partial restriction of movement in some parts of Surulere, Lagos State on Tuesday as Nigeria play Lesotho in their Africa Cup of Nations last qualifying match.

The commission made this known on Monday in a travel advisory signed by its executive chairman Sola Aiyepeku.

Nigeria host Lesotho on Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.

“There will be partial restrictions of vehicular movements in and around the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere on Tuesday from 10 am to 10 pm,” Aiyepeku said.

“Vehicles approaching Teslim Balogun from Ojuelegba and Alaka/Eric Moore can only use the flyover, as no car will be allowed to pass in front of the National Stadium and Teslim Balogun Stadium without a special pass.

“Only vehicles with VVIP stickers or Tickets can be allowed to approach the National Stadium. Vehicles with VVIP Stickers or carrying persons with VVIP Tickets will also be permitted to access the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

“Only cars containing passengers with tickets can approach and enter National stadium to park. Also, pedestrians without tickets will not be allowed to come close to either of the two stadia.”

Aiyepeku, however, appealed to Lagosians to abide by the travel advisory, regretting any inconvenience the restriction on vehicular movements may cause during the period of closure.

The Eagles have already qualified for the AFCON 2021. A late goal by Paul Onuachu sealed victory against Benin on Saturday.