Lagos plans viewing centres for AFCON

To ensure that residents of the state followed all the action at the African Nations Cup, which kicks off this weekend, the Lagos State government has concluded plans to open viewing centres across the state for football lovers.

This development, according to a statement from Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s office, is part of the “commitment to engender community engagement, Lagos for-all and unity among Lagosians regardless of ethnic and religion background.”

It said the government has concluded plans to beam live matches of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) at designated viewing centres across the state through the ‘Lagos Issa Goal’ initiative

Put together by the Lagos State Government through Lagos State Sports Commission in partnership with Slimburg Ltd (the official partner/agent), the statement said “Egypt 2019 Live in Lagos underscores the influence of sports in community engagement and nation building.

“The Governor has continued to thank and appreciate Lagosians for their overwhelming support and unwavering steadfastness during the last general elections has pledged to uplift the fortune and impact of sports for a greater Lagos.”

It believes the initiative will give those, who cannot afford pay television opportunity, to watch all the 52 matches live at Epe Recreation Centre, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Mushin Youth Centre, Abesan Playing Ground, Campos Mini Stadium, Naval Barrack Ajegunle, Epe Recreation Centre, Badagry and Ikorodu, among others.

The statement added that it would put in place adequate security, safety and traffic management before and during the 52 live games across the city of Lagos.

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