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Enyioha Opara, Minna

NIGER State Ministry of Youths and Sports has  confirmed that the Bako Kontagora Stadium in Minna will be  ready for the new  Premier League  season.

 The stadium is the home ground of the state-owned club Niger Tornadoes.

 Director of Facilities in the  ministry, Mr. Fred Isiah, made  the confirmation in his office on Thursday.

Isiah said the League Management Company were impressed by the work do so far at the stadium when they  inspected it recently.

He said,  “For the pitch they  were impressed by the pitch  and said  the dressing rooms require water to flush and wash the toilets. Also,  there are some exits in the stadium that we need block.”

The director added that the ministry was doing everything possible to complete the renovation of  the stadium, “before the end of this month”.

He reassured  fans of Niger Tornadoes that the  team would  play  their  Premier League home  games at the stadium next season.

Niger Tornadoes played their home games in Lokoja last season.

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