Home » News

[NEWS] Bako Kontagora Stadium May Host “NPFL Matches” As Gov’t Consider Giving A Facelift to Meet Required Standards



Football loving enthusiasts and ardent supporters of Niger Tornadoes Football Club of Minna may watch their darling team at the Bako Kontagora Stadium when the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) kickoff for 2021/2022 season as the State Government is considering a facelift for it to meet the requirement to host Premier League matches.

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello disclosed this while addressing journalists at Government House, Minna.

Governor Sani Bello said that stadium infrastructure is critical more so when Niger Tornadoes was doing fine.

He added that government will reposition the club to its rightful position.

“I want to believe we will give the stadium attention but it all depends on resources, as a matter of fact, if our resources improve our inflow improves, we should be thinking of completing a new stadium in Maitumbi.

“We will try as much as we can to see that the Bako Kontagora Stadium is good enough to allow premiership matches to take place there”, he said.

Niger Tornadoes had in 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 adopted Confluence Stadium, Lokoja, neighbouring Kogi State as its home playing ground as the Bako Kontagora stadium failed to meet up with the LMC’s requirement to host NPFL matches.

Even while playing its home matches away from home, the team surprised many people as it qualified for the finals of the Federation Cup (AITEO CUP) losing to Akwa United on penalties at the Soccer Temple Agege.

With inspectors being awaited to come to Minna soon and inspect the stadium, Niger Tornadoes followers and lovers of NPFL will be waiting anxiously to receive the outcome of the inspection team while also awaiting the state government’s intervention on the stadium.

Mary Noel-Berje,
Chief Press Secretary to
the Governor of Niger State

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.