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Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by KimWooBin: 1:36am On Sep 08, 2017
Niger state Commissioner for Youths Empowerment and Sports Development, Hon. Mamman Musa has said that the state was set to host the week 38 match of the Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL between the state darling team, Niger Tornadoes and Shooting Stars of Ibadan.

The Commissioner made this disclosure, Monday, during a Sallah novelty football match between Bida Lions and Minna selected team, to test-run the upgraded facilities at the Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna.

He said the novelty match was organized by the ministry to make observations and necessary corrections before the last match, saying the field is ready for premier league purpose.

The Commissioner also said that he feels bad because he hoped that several matches were played in the facility, but that he was happy that the Bako Kontagora Stadium had been reopened after several years of closure.

He also expressed optimism that the stadium will be approved by the League Management Company (LMC).

“There are serious indications that they are satisfied with the pitch, we are only waiting for documented guarantee for us to play the match. I want to say that all is set for that match.

“In fact, as we are talking to you right now we have some members of LMC in our midst unofficially, we invited them and we are hearing comments from them which is good signal that the field is okay,” said the Commissioner.

Also speaking during the reopening of the Bako Kontagora Stadium, the Chairman of Tornadoes Management Committee (TMC), Hon. Adamu Aliyu expressed delight that football was back in Bako Kontagora Stadium.

He observed that in the past there used to be a Sallah football novelty matches in the stadium, but that the tradition had long died, and appreciated the state Ministry of Youths and Sports Development for reviving it.

Speaking on his team playing their league matches outside the state for the past two seasons, Hon. Adamu Aliyu said they have taken it as one of their challenges as there are always ups and downs in whatever one does in life, adding that now that the pitch was
ready for use it will be a success story to tell.

He said in football one needs to take every ground as a home and that it was the secret behind the state darling team not losing a single match at their adopted ground in Lokoja, Kogi State, adding that the situation was not only peculiar to Niger Tornadoes as Eyimba Fc also played two seasons away from home and did very well.

Hon. Adamu Aliyu also appealed to Niger Tornadoes fans to be patient, and that they must understand that the league has grown and the spirit of sportsmanship was expected all the time because you have to win some matches and lose some.

He also assured that Niger Tornadoes fans and supporters were the best in the country because despite playing home away from home there was no single match the fans and supporters were missed at Lokoja.

The TMC Chairman also urged the fans and supporters to continue to support the team and put up a positive attitude, assuring them that the state darling team management will continue to assemble the best legs in the NPFL and also work to attract partnership to the club.

The novelty football match between Bida Lions and Minna selected team ended in a goalless draw as both teams missed a lot of scoring chances; especially the Minna team which could not convert the two penalties awarded her team in each of the half.

Other dignitaries present during the occasion include the State Director of Sports, Alh. Baba Sheshi, the Director of Facilities, Mr. Fred Isaiah, the Project Manager on Sports to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, Hon. Baba Orlando and members of the Niger State Football Association (NSFA) led by the second Vice Chairman of the association, Alh Kabiru Baba Master, as well as other members of the state football family.

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Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by KimWooBin: 1:44am On Sep 08, 2017
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Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by emmyquan: 10:32am On Sep 08, 2017
KimWooBin:
cc: lalasticlala
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Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by Mac2016(m): 10:32am On Sep 08, 2017
Let your light shine
Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by dayjee: 10:32am On Sep 08, 2017
Nice one...
Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by MrMystrO(m): 10:33am On Sep 08, 2017
Is that The "stadium" i am Seeing there?? ohh God Why?

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Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by gbogeig: 10:33am On Sep 08, 2017
Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by maxiuc(m): 10:34am On Sep 08, 2017
Hmmmm hope they have also stop cows from grazing in the pitch

Abuja stadium still remains a waste
Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by Celestyn8213: 10:37am On Sep 08, 2017
That is a welcome development
Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by dakeskese(m): 10:51am On Sep 08, 2017
...

This one na real Maracana.

Place way top teams no fit use do training; na im dem wan take dey host NPFL...

Issoryt!!! sad
Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by nero2face: 10:54am On Sep 08, 2017
Did u say stadium?

Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by nnokwa042(m): 11:08am On Sep 08, 2017
Instead of me to play ball for that kotongora stadium I will stop foot ball go back to alaba international market,what will happen when boko boys invade the stadium if the capture me alive as Igbo person e go be like when isisl captured an american soldier dem go behead me once,abeg make afonja Muslims go play oooh my hand no dey dia
Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by perdollar(m): 11:11am On Sep 08, 2017
o hw times fly. I remember does gud old days as a kid dt I WL scale d wall of ds stadium just to watch my beloved Igbo league. I rep d Diewa fc, champions in 1996. remembered our own okocha, remembered eagles star. O lots of memory dt I can associate d stadium wt. remembered wen anokachi visited wt his club same wt yekini. remembered d riotings n hw I was able to jump down d fence to avoid being cut in d riot. remembered the prison opp. it n d emirs house not too far away, of course d central police station is neat too. bako kontogora memorial stadium wat an icon.
Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by AFONJACOW(m): 11:14am On Sep 08, 2017
we dedicate this stadium to my AFONJA Muslims, as for Yoruba Christian it will suicidal to play in this kind of hostile environment, boko haram fit jump in from nowhere unexpected...
Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by oluseyiforjesus(m): 11:23am On Sep 08, 2017
The governor shld hv work on d uncompleted one Talban left, ds one no be stadium joor.
Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by pentax(m): 11:47am On Sep 08, 2017
AFONJACOW:
we dedicate this stadium to my AFONJA Muslims, as for Yoruba Christian it will suicidal to play in this kind of hostile environment, boko haram fit jump in from nowhere unexpected...
Try and be sensible, even if it is just once

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Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by Walelavender(m): 11:50am On Sep 08, 2017
I think they will be playing 3SC in Lokoja in a a make or break match. Up Shooting! Up Stars!
Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by 9news(m): 12:57pm On Sep 08, 2017
Why would they shut down a field as local as that? Mtcheeew...to them the pitch is beautiful enough. grin
Re: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna Reopens After Two Seasons, Set To Host NPFL by AFONJACOW(m): 1:02pm On Sep 08, 2017
pentax:
Try and be sensible, even if it is just once

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