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Surulere National Stadium is wearing a new look

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Joel Ajayi


The Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, has reiterated its commitment to make the National Stadium, in Surulere, Lagos  functional, before the tenure of this administration, elapses, on May 29th. 


The Honorable Minister, Sunday Dare who is championing the renovation work of the once abandoned national edifice, stated this while addressing the media in Lagos after a scheduled inspection of the ongoing renovation work of the Stadium.


Hon. Dare said the engineer overseeing the renovation of the stadium, built in the early 1970s, has assured him that every stone possible, is being upturned. with a view to ensuring that the project is completed, on schedule.


According to him, work has now shifted to the laying of brand new tracks, digital score board and the finishing of the turf, of the Main bowl and practice pitches. 


Using the adopt a facility concept of the minister has yielded results, with projects like MKO Abiola National Stadium Abuja, Daura Mini- Stadium benefitting already.

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International Cycling Union Grants Nigeria Two More Slots In Cycling Event

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Joel Ajayi 


Barely Two Days To The Start Of The Paris 2024 Olympics The International Cycling Union Has Granted Nigeria Two More Slots In Cycling.


This Is Contained In A Statement By The Worlds Governing Body, Uci Addressed To The Nigeria Olympic Committee And The Cycling Federation Of Nigeria.


This Means African Champion In Road Time , Nigeria’s Ese Ukpeseraye Who Is Nigeria’s Sole Qualifier In Cycling At Paris 2024 Will Now Compete In Two Track Events Keiran And Individual Time In Addition To The Road Time She Qualified For.


President, Cycling Federation Of Nigeria, Giandomenico Massari Who Confirmed The Development To Journalists on Wednesday Described It  As A Rare Opportunity.


Massari Noted That The  Development Will Brighten Nigeria’s Chances For A Podium Finish In The Country’s First Appearance In Olympic Cycling.


He revealed that, revealed that the Reigning National And African Champion Is In High Spirits And Relishing The Opportunity To Win Medals In Nigeria’s First Appearance In Olympics Cycling History.

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