The Edo State Government has set up viewing centres across various locations within the Benin metropolis for free live transmission of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final clash between Nigeria and South Africa.
In a statement, the Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Hon. Chris Nehikhare said the centres are strategically located and adequately secured to guarantee the safety and comfort of football enthusiasts and residents.
He noted that the viewing centers are located in Main gate by Nadia Bakery, New Benin by the fuel station opposite Total fuel station, Ekehuan Campus Gate by Garick memorial school fence, Oliha market on top of the red commercial decking building by the traffic light, and Ramat park, adding that more locations will be announced before the start of the game.
The statement reads, “We are pleased to announce the set-up of viewing centers across various locations within the Benin metropolis to watch the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final clash between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, today by 6pm.
“As a government, we understand the unifying power of sports and urge all football enthusiasts, supporters, and members of the public to join us for an exciting and captivating experience, as we cheer on our beloved Super Eagles to victory.”