Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Niger Tornadoes move into Kaduna home

Following the ban on their ground, the Bako Kontagora Stadium in Minna, by the Nigeria Premier League (NPL), Niger Tornadoes have decided to move their home games temporarily to the Kaduna Township Stadium in Kaduna.
This development means that Niger Tornadoes will play host to Bukola Babes on New Year’s Day at the stadium in Kaduna.
The Premier League in a bid to ensure that all 20 clubs play on lush green turf and television-friendly stadia shut down the stadium in Minna after Bukola Babes’ 3 – 2 win over Gombe United in a Week 8 game.
Bukola Babes had moved into the Bako Kontagora Stadium after their home ground, the Offa Township Stadium, was slammed with a similar ban by the NPL after Week 4 games this season.
Deputy spokesman of Niger Tornadoes, John Adams, told SuperSport.com on Tuesday that the club had to move to Kaduna following the NPL’s directive.
But he assured that Niger Tornadoes are working hard to restore the green of the Bako Kontagora Stadium pitch in a bid to return to the ground in 2011.
“The management of the club has picked the Kaduna stadium as a temporary ground for the team to play their home matches. But work has already commenced to bring back the pitch at the Bako Kontagora Stadium to a green state. Remember there’s a panel set up to look into the state of that stadium and hopefully we should be back there next year. Our chairman (David Suleiman) is part of that panel on the stadium,” said Adams.
Niger Tornadoes will face Premier League newcomers, Bukola Babes, on Saturday in a Week 9 match.

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