Pictures: Again, Moshood Abiola Abuja National Stadium spackles in new look, 2 training pitches ready for use
As the Youth and Sports Ministry continues to revitalise and reinvigorate sports infrastructure around the country, the Moshood Abiola National Stadium playing turf is now wearing a new look and ready for use.
The turf had been waned after heavy utilisation, however it is now enjoying massive transformation, once again becoming fit for international football activities.
In the aftermath of the Nigeria-Ghana World Cup playoff game, Minister for Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare promised that work will be done on the stadium.
This development was orchestrated by an increase in the quality of maintenance. The work done was also extended to the training pitches, as two of the practice arena in the stadium have now been brought up to standard for use.
After the revamp of the stadium under the Adopt-a-Facility programme of Sunday Dare, the pitch has hosted the Super Eagles, the Super Falcons, the Flying Eagles (U-20 Boys), the Falconets (U-20 Girls), the Golden Eaglets (U-17 Boys), the Flamingoes ( U-17 Girls) as well as NPFL matches. This led to a depreciation in the state of the turf.
The work done now means the facility is once again ready to host games.
In addition to the revamp on the playing turf, the stadium now has new installed FIFA approved technical and players’ bench, as well as more effective underground water sprinklers.
Dare has also reiterated that works at the National Stadium, Surulere and Obafemi Awolowo Stadium will continue to be monitored until their turn around is completed.
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