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AFCON: Crocodiles arrive Nigeria for Super Eagles clash as gov’t restricts movements

File photo: Super Eagles vs Lesotho

The Crocodiles of Lesotho have arrived in Lagos ahead of Tuesday’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier game against Nigeria’s Super Eagles at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.

Upon their arrival in the commercial city of Lagos, a bus took the players and officials to Eko Hotels And Suites where their hosts are also being lodged.

The Crocodiles, who will not be participating in 2022 AFCON in Cameroon after missing out with their barren draw against Sierra Leone on Saturday, will have a taste of the natural grass at the Teslim Balogun Stadium at 5 pm, two hours after the Super Eagles would have concluded theirs.

LASTMA restricts movements

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has issued a travel advisory, restricting vehicular movement ahead of the Super Eagles AFCON clash against Lesotho.

In a tweet, the Lagos State-owned agency under the Ministry of Transportation said “all vehicular movement around the stadium must stop from 10 am till 10 pm.

The tweet further said “vehicles approaching Teslim Balogun from Ojuelegba and Alaka/Eric Moore can only pass by on the flyover.

“ONLY vehicles with VVIP stickers or tickets can approach the stadium to park in the National Stadium.

“ONLY vehicles with VVIP stickers or carrying persons with VVIP tickets can drive into and park in Teslim Balogun.

“ONLY cars carrying passengers with tickets can approach and enter National Stadium to park.

“Please, cooperate with all traffic officials along the route to ensure traffic keeps moving.

Although nothing is at stake, Nigeria would be hoping to finish their Group L qualification campaign unbeaten.

Whereas, Thabo Senong’s men – who sit at the base of the table with just three points – are gunning for their first win after five matches.

In the reverse fixture played at the Setsoto Stadium, Rohr’s team claimed a 4-2 win in Maseru – with Napoli’s Victor Osimhen netting a brace while Villareal’s Samuel Chukwueze and Everton’s Alex Iwobi were also on target.

Lesotho got their goals through Masoabi Nkoto’s 11th-minute strike plus Chidozie Awaziem’s own goal.