The Lagos State Government has set up a mega viewing centre for the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final encounter between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Bafana Bafana of South on Wednesday (today).
In a bid to promote community engagement and foster unity through sports, the government has established a mega viewing centre at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, formerly known as Onikan Stadium. This designated centre is expected to accommodate a large number of fans eager to support the Super Eagles.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso said Lagos, being the sports capital and the base of the largest supporters of the Super Eagles, Governor Babajide Olusola-Sanwo-Olu deemed it fit to provide an opportunity for all fans to watch the match.
Apart from the Mega Viewing Centre at Onikan, there are centres in Agege Stadium, Abesan Sports Centre, Alimosho LGA Secretariat, Agbado-Oke Odo LCDA Secretariat, L.A. Primary School, Layeni, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Anglican Primary School, Aradagun, Badagry.
Other locations are: New Road Primary School, Ajegunle, Femi Gbajabiamila Mini Stadium, Coker-Aguda, Surulere, Epe Recreation Centre, Sprite Court, Festac, Igando-Ikotun LCDA Secretariat, Onisabe of Igbobi’s Palace, Jibowu, Alajede’s Palace, Ijede, Oba’s Palace, Ijegun, Ikorodu Town Hall, APC Party Secretariat, Ketu.
Also listed as viewing centres are Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos, Lagos House Car Park, Marina, Mushin Public Library, YMD Garden, Ojo, Olera Football Pitch, Ojokoro Housing Estate, Afolabi Primary School, Oshodi, Papa Playing Field, Oworonsoki and Rowe Park Sports Centre, Yaba.