Saturday, 15 June 2019

New pictures show Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, is rotten away - like a grazing field

During the Democracy Day celebration on Wednesday, June 12, President Muhammadu Buhari named the Abuja national stadium after MKO Abiola

Although, lots of Nigerians has commended the gesture for the fact late Abiola is presumed to have won the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, the state of the stadium has left sour taste in the mouth.

The 60,000 capacity stadium is now turning to a shadow of itself, with dilapidated facilities, grass and refuse littering virtually every spot.

The stadium located not far from the FCT gate was commissioned in 2003, and estimated to have gulped a total of $360 million.

Just like the national stadium in Lagos, the Abuja stadium (now Moshood Abiola National Stadium) has been abandoned for years.

Some part of the stadium now look grazing field with thick grass almost running over the facility.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had in 2017 said it had to play most national teams’ games outside the Abuja National Stadium due to a lack of facilities there.

Most of the national team matches is now either being played in Uyo Township Stadium, Akwa Ibom, Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, and Stadia in Delta state.

Below are new pictures of parts of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

Photo credit: TheCable

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