… Regrets Eagles may not play in Abuja
By Ezeocha Nzeh
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development said yesterday that it is shopping for between N100m to N130m to commence the regressing of Abuja National Stadium.
Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Solomon Dalung said yesterday in Abuja that the ministry has already engaged a team of experts who are ready to give the stadium a face lift, with a highbred grass that it common to the ones used in countries like South Africa, adding that it is only fund that is delaying the takeoff of the job.
“What we are doing is that we have a young contractor, who noticed that what is happening at the stadium is what they can solve, and she approached the ministry. She brought in experts who discovered that they can handle the challenges.
“They found out the major problem of the stadium is not the grasses, but that all the water channels around the training pitch and main bowl have stopped working. All the previous work on re-grassing the pitch suffered because the contractors could not find out that the water channels there have all stopped working.
“For the re-grassing of the pitches, we agreed to have in place what will be sustainable, and experts we contracted gave us a quotation in the neighbourhood of N100, to N130m and the job will be done with high breed grasses.”