We all know how Nigerians adore soccer. It is by far the most loved sport in the most populous African nation. Soccer is as dear to them as their soul. It is one of the things that keeps Nigerians and many other nations united. That is how much the good people of Nigeria love the game.
The football industry in Nigeria also enjoys some big sponsorship and endorsement with companies such as Coca-Cola, Nike among their biggest sponsors. The various Nigeria football teams have also enjoyed numerous successes in all cadres, one of which is their 1996 Olympic Gold Medal.
These successes lead many sports fans to pick Nigerian teams and athletes on the popular Betway sports betting platform.
Little wonder Nigeria has some of the best stadiums in Africa and the world. Nigeria’s stadiums are a beauty to behold.
Let’s look at five (5) of the best stadiums in Nigeria.
AkwaIbom International Stadium, Uyo
The breath-taking 30,000-seater capacity AkwaIbom International stadium is one of Nigeria’s finest. Some will rate it as the best, while others will say it’s second best. Either way, it’s one of the best two stadiums in Nigeria and one of the best the African continent boasts. The stadium modelled after Allianz Arena of Bayern Munich is home to the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Akwa United F.C.
Some of the facilities are 30,000-seater capacity with a Presidential suite, well-maintained grass turf, floodlights, two electronic scoreboards, and crowd control Steel fencing. It is worth $210 million. If you could bet on a stadium on Betway – this one would be it.
Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja
This was formerly known as Abuja National Stadium. It was only recently renamed in June 2019 by the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, in honor of Chief M.K.O. Abiola, the winner of the popular June 12 election in 1993.
The multipurpose national sports center, which boasts a 60,491 seating capacity and Presidential suite was constructed for the 8th All Africa Games and is worth $360 million.
This used to be home to the Nigerian National Football Team. Some of the features are electronic boards, a medical center, well-maintained grass turf, crowd control fencing, and floodlights.
Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos
The 25,000-seater capacity Teslim Balogun Stadium was named after Teslim Balogun, a former professional footballer in the Nigeria Professional Football League. This is home to the Nigeria National Rugby Team.
The stadium boasts 25,000 FIFA-grade seats, a digital scoreboard, artificial turf, four exits, and a medical clinic.
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu
Named after the first Nigerian President, Nnamdi Azikiwe, the stadium was inaugurated in 1959 and is home to the Nigerian Professional Football League Side, Enugu Rangers F.C.
Some of the features in the stadium are a 22,000-seater capacity with a VIP viewing area, eight (8) exits, an artificial turf, floodlights, and a video matrix scoreboard.
Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba
Formerly known as Asaba Township Stadium, it was refurbished and renamed in honour of former Nigerian footballer and Coach of the National Team, Stephen Keshi, the only Nigerian who has won the African Cup of Nations as a player and a coach.
The 22,000-seater capacity has some of the best sporting facilities in Nigeria and hosted the 2018 African Championships in Athletics.
There are numerous great stadiums in Nigeria, but these are our picks. Let’s engage in the comment box and tell us which of Nigeria’s stadiums is your favorite and why.