The Nigerian Football Federation has claimed that the Abuja National Stadium is currently under renovation.

The stadium was constructed to host the 8th All Africa Games which took place in October 2003, but has fallen into a sorry state recently.

According to reports, the stadium had become grazing land for Fulani herdsmen, with the Velodrome acting as a storage house for gas cylinders and stoves.

The women’s national teams have taken refuge at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, while the Super Eagles have been playing their matches at the Uyo Stadium.

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NFF Secretary-General Mohammed Sanusi said, “Some of these states indicated their interest in hosting the teams and that is why we went there. The Abuja National Stadium is under renovation and so there is no facility for us to play our matches here.

“We have our technical centre here, but there are no dressing rooms. So we are making efforts to see if the dressing rooms can be provided.”

The secretary added that the football house was planning to take the matches of the teams across the country, so that Nigerians can watch their national teams play live.