NPFL: Tornadoes Set to Return to Minna in August


Laleye Dipo in Minna

Niger State darling football team, Niger Tornadoes of Minna is set to return to the Bako Mohammed Kontagora Memorial Stadium in August for the completion of the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
At the moment, the team has been playing its home matches at the Lokoja Township Stadium following the inability of the state government to put the Minna facility in good shape.

However, the First Vice Chairman of the state football association, Yabagi Baba, after he led other members of the association on an inspection of the renovation work on the Bako Kontagora Stadium on Tuesday said the job had been 80 per cent completed.

Baba said the renovation works would be completed in a few weeks’ time and “our club will return to Minna to complete the league.”

According to Baba, the job done on the dressing rooms for home and away teams and officials was perfect, adding that the sitting pavilions had been improved upon considerably.
He appreciated the “good work done by the contractor and the injection of funds into the project by the state government”.

Niger State government had approved the sum of N75million for the upgrading of the stadium. Tornadoes is now placed in the middle of the league table after 34 matches.