One of Nigeria’s iconic sporting complexes, The National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, is on the verge of a complete turnaround, after works started on the playing surface courtesy of the Sports Ministry’s Adopt-a-Pitch initiative.
After preliminary inspections and several weeks of work, rollers have now been deployed to the turf, as work enters a new phase.
Nigeria won her first AFCON trophy in 1980 at this stadium and it remains a historic place in the history of Nigerian football.
Meanwhile the Sports minister Sunday Dare has reiterated his commitment to infrastructural development, which has witnessed rejuvenation of different grounds thus far in the country.
The Moshood Abiola National stadium, Abuja, Daura Township Stadium have all been revamped under Dare’s initiative, While Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna and the Infrastructure in Ife have also being marked down for upgrading, as the adopt-a-Pitch initiatives continues in full swing.