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FG Acquires FIFA Standard VIP Team Shelter For Moshood Abiola National Stadium

FG Acquires FIFA Standard VIP Team Shelter For Moshood Abiola National Stadium

The Federal Government has taken delivery of a world class, FIFA standard VIP team shelter for the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

The facility, which is the first of its kind in the country, is a new customised portable VIP facility (FIFA designed and approved) with ergonomic seat and back, in green and white, to reflect the official colours of Nigeria.


The shelter has good components, namely; Headrest, Backrest, fully padded with fire-resistant polyurethane foam with double density, Polyurethane armrest with integrated cup- holder, galvernized Steel and aluminum footrest surface with high capacity hard-nylon pivoting wheels on both sides.

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It has a total height of 225cm, total depth 180cm and 54 seats in all, for players, referees and team officials. It is totally dismountable.

The team shelter was formally handed over to the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar on Thursday by the Chief Executive Officer of Match International, Mr Waheed Akanni.

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New FIFA standard team shelter for Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja

Akanni commended the Sports Ministry for doing everything to give the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja the very best of facilities, giving kudos to Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, for showing a strong desire to turn around sports facilities in the country.

The ex-international said other sports stadia in the country also need to upgrade and boast of such modern VIP team shelters.

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The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar used the occasion to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to developing sports infrastructure for Nigerian youth and also highlighted the foresight of the Minister, Sunday Dare, in rehabilitating the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

“All these achievements would not have been possible if there was no commitment from President Muhammadu Buhari for the development of sports infrastructure for our sports men and women who are mostly youth,” Abubakar said.

“We must also acknowledge the foresight of the Minister, Sunday Dare, in drawing up laudable initiatives like the ‘Adopt a Pitch’ programme which led to the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement with Alhaji Aliko Dangote for the rehabilitation of this national edifice that had been abandoned for over a decade.”

Apart from the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, other national stadia like the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos and the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan are also at advanced stages of rehabilitation.




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  • MONKEY POST 2 months ago


    This is beautiful…

    More to come please…

  • Papafem 2 months ago

    Thank God this wasn’t there when Nigeria lost WC ticket to Ghana. It’d have been history now

  • Acquiring all these with a bad pitch?…the focus should be on the grass

  • Diran 2 months ago

    Please do something also about the horrible state of the playing pitch at the Moshood Abiola stadium. The condition of the playing pitch is disgraceful. Thanks

  • Detruth 2 months ago

    If nothing is done to improve the grass on the pitch, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Mercedes, Lamborghini, Bugatti designed seats won’t change how they play on the field. The focus should be on getting a permanent solution for the playing surface and improving the grass for improved performances and better results otherwise we have comfortable seats for the players but uncomfortable and dangerous pitch for the to play on.

  • GentleD 2 months ago

    How is this suppose to be news for crying out loud. Abeg make una go put better grass for that pitch and make it football-friendly joor. #meschew

  • Dmajjesty 2 months ago

    Sigh. This Givernment are just Toying with Us. What’s special in this. Why should we order for sitting Frame. Instead a Building a world class shelter like the once we see on in other Countries.
    This is such a shame and it’s not worth celebrating because a lot of money have gone down on this. Why the result was poor.

    Stadium wey nor dey inviting. Hows is this meant for the youth. How many you have access to use the pitch. If you want to the success of the you upgrade the youth stadium and facilities.

  • Oakfield 2 months ago

    If una like consult BMW and Audi to build those seats, it’s gonna be a waste of resources if it is not properly maintained just like billions of naira was spent by dangote through julius Berger to fix the playing turf of same stadium and just a few months later , the turf is a mess. I think it is a waste of resources and misplacement of priorities. As far as I’m concerned, those cover stand seats or whatever they are called are not a priority but the playing turf. Having a cover stand made of gold and the turf is messy makes absolutely no sense. Mr minister, please place ur priorities right oga.

  • kolawale 2 months ago

    Why all this noise about the pitch. Have not read anywhere, the pitch was complained about by the coaches. So all you internet noise makers can keep quiet, you will be watching game on TV and start making noise. please spare us all this complaint. Great initiative NFF