Barcelona Ladies striker Asisat Oshoala was among Nigerian football lovers to have reacted to the sad state of the national stadium in Surulere, Lagos.
The National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos was built in 1972 to host the second All Africa Games after playing hosts to several international matches, the edifice has remained in a terrible state of rot for close to two decades after hosting the final of the Total Africa Cup of Nations in 2000.
Several past sports ministers have paid lip service to plans to return the edifice back to its place of pride in the Nigerian sports scene.
Similarly, the present minister Sports Sunday Dare said that he has secured approval to concession the sports city and also hinted that work will soon begin at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja in other to give it a facelift.
“Now we have approval to concession the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos and the process has been ongoing but it was delayed due to lack of concession advisers,” observed the minister in a statement issued by his Media Office.
He added: “Remember, It is a private investment, private support from Alhaji Dangote’s company and they have to go through a lot of processes… they have to invite up to eight different contractors, visit the stadium and turn in their bill of quantity and also sit on a review board.
“The company also has to decide on the most suitable contractor to give us the best job. All of these take time, they are normal standard operating procedures.”
A post made by a football journalist Oluwashina Okeleji about the bad state in the national stadium in Surulere on Twitter handle.
Here is Super Falcon’s captain Oshoala and some Nigerians reaction of the state of National Stadium in Surulere.