Only 5,000 spectators to watch Nigeria versus Liberia match in stadium




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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has approved for the Football Federation (NFF) have only 5,000 spectators at next week’s FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Liberia.
Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Communications, said in a statement on in Abuja NFF had applied have 12,000 spectators at the venue of the match.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the match, a Match Day 1 fixture in the qualifying competition, is scheduled for the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
“As it is known, we would like reiterate the CAF and FIFA COVID-19 match protocols clearly that all matches must be played behind closed doors.
“Nonetheless, CAF analysed and assessed NFF request from a medical, stadium requirements compliance, and safety & security perspective in the venue.
“Accordingly, a decision has been taken exceptionally allow the presence of 5,000 spectators in the aforementioned match,” CAF wrote in the letter signed by Raul Chipenda, Development Director.

(NAN)