Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare on Friday inspected the Moshood Abiola Stadium Training Pitch 1 to examine the level of the development with barely a few weeks it will be handed to the Ministry.
Afrikings Homes Ltd adopted the training pitch to fix the natural grass that had worn out due to much pressure without consistent maintenance.
With the adoption, Afrikings Houses has joined the growing list of organizations that have keyed into the ministry’s Adopt-An-Infrastructure Project, which began three years ago.
Maintenance of the pitch for the next two years will be done by Afrikings Homes which is part of the agreement in the Memorandum of Understanding between the sports Ministry and as well Afrikings Homes Limited.
Speaking during the visit to the training pitch, elated Dare praised the Chairman Afrikings Homes, Kingsley Awodi for his passion in sports development and also being one of those who keyed into the initiative.
Dare was satisfied with the improvement in re-grassing the pitch hoping that it will be completed and delivered to the Ministry before the handover date. He expressed satisfaction with the job done as the water sprinklers were working perfectly.
“We need to encourage and appreciate a young man like Kingsley Awodi for his passion for sports development and adopting the training pitch to put it in shape for the national teams. They have done a great job here and hopefully, it will completed and be handed to the Ministry before the end of this month.
Dare during the inspection stated that his administration has witnessed the rehabilitation of sporting venues and infrastructure such as the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, and the Daura Township Stadium,
In his remarks, Kingsley Awodi the Chairman of Afrikings Homes Ltd, said, “You can rest assured of our continued support. We keyed into the initiative when we saw how abandoned stadiums wore new looks and hosted many FIFA and CAF competitions. We want to be part of history and write our names among those who supported the good initiatives.
“We shouldn’t allow our stadia to collapse. Nigerians have a very strong love for sports, so I think we need to complement government’s efforts to ensure that everything works.
“We saw how the minister’s initiative has turned around a stadium that was once abandoned and now hosting international matches.
“We want to be part of those who supported the good initiative.”