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SPORT MINISTER: We Need N81 Million To Cut Grass In Abuja Stadium

SPORT MINISTER: We Need N81 Million To Cut Grass In Abuja Stadium—As part of its plan to put MKO Abiola National Stadium back in shape, Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, has revealed it will cost the ministry N81 million to cut the grass and clear the weed that have taken over the Abuja stadium.

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SPORT MINISTER: We Need N81 Million To Cut Grass In Abuja Stadium–As part of its plan to put MKO Abiola National Stadium back in shape, Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, has revealed it will cost the ministry N81 million to cut the grass and clear the weed that have taken over the Abuja stadium.

The Genius Media Nigeria reports that Dare made this known while speaking during the one-day seminar organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter.
He stated that the ministry approached the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for inspection of the weed in the stadium and was told it will cost them N81 million to cut.
SPORT MINISTER: We Need N81 Million To Cut Grass In Abuja Stadium

The stadium was built in 2003 with N53 billion on a 29 hectares (72 acres) of land. It is also divided into Package A which houses the Main Bowl and Package B which houses other facilities like basketball courts, NFF office, volleyball courts, tennis courts, squash courts.

We approached AEPB to come see what can be done to clear the grass and weed in the stadium and they told us it will cost us N81m.

“If we tell Nigerians we used N81m which is not even available, there will be an outcry. The funds are not really there for us and that is why we are partnering with private investors to bring back the key components of our infrastructures,” he revealed.

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Coutinho And 13 Other Players To Leave Barcelona This Summer

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Coutinho And 13 Other Players To Leave Barcelona This Summer—-According to Mundo Deportivo reports, At least, 14 players are expected to leave Barcelona this summer, with the club prepared for a “summer revolution”.

The Genius Media Nigeria gathered that the LaLiga side will either sell, loan or terminate the contracts of some players to reduce the wage bill.

Among those likely to leave are Samuel Umtiti, Philippe Coutinho, Martin Braithwaite, Neto, Matheus Fernandes and Junior Firpo.

Miralem Pjanic is also expected to be sold, especially if Ronald Koeman remains the manager next season.

When it comes to the exit of players with big salaries like Sergi Roberto, Barca will take a decision on their future after the end of the season.

Joan Laporta has big plans in terms of new arrivals, but will have to sell as much as he can before bringing new faces.

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Istanbul And UK Snubbed As UEFA Chooses New Venue For 2021 #UCLFinal

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Istanbul And UK Snubbed As UEFA Chooses New Venue For 2021 #UCLFinal—-Ahead of the 2021 UEFA Champions League final formally scheduled for Istanbul, Turkey, UEFA has officially confirmed that the upcoming #UCL final between Chelsea and Manchester City has been moved to the Estádio do Dragão in Porto, Portugal.

The Genius Media Nigeria reports that the game was initially scheduled to take place in Istanbul, but plans quickly had to change after the UK government added Turkey to their ‘red list’ for COVID-19 travel restrictions.

The government had offered Wembley Stadium for the event, which made a lot of sense as both finalists are English.

Istanbul And UK Snubbed As UEFA Chooses New Venue For 2021 #UCLFinal

Logistical issues got in the way, however, with quarantine rules for visiting officials thought to be one of the biggest hurdles.

Porto was long seen as a viable alternative, and now UEFA have confirmed on their official website that the Estádio do Dragão will host the game and open its doors to 6,000 fans from each side.

 

“I think we can all agree that we hope never to experience a year like the one we have just endured,” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.

“Fans have had to suffer more than twelve months without the ability to see their teams live and reaching a Champions League final is the pinnacle of club football. To deprive those supporters of the chance to see the match in person was not an option and I am delighted that this compromise has been found.

“After the year that fans have endured, it is not right that they don’t have the chance to watch their teams in the biggest game of the season.

“Once again we have turned to our friends in Portugal to help both UEFA and the Champions League and I am, as always, very grateful to the FPF and the Portuguese Government for agreeing to stage the match at such short notice.

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BREAKING: Liverpool Humiliates Man United At Old Trafford – #MUNLIV

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BREAKING: Liverpool Humiliates Man United At Old Trafford#MUNLIV—-The Genius Media Nigeria reports that Liverpool have thrashed Manchester United 4-2 at Old Trafford to brighten their chances of a top four finish in English Premier League.

This reliable platform gathered that Jurgen Klopp celebrated his first win at Old Trafford as Liverpool came from behind to beat Manchester United and boost their chances of a Champions League place.

Liverpool Humiliates Man United At Old Trafford - #MUNLIV

This is the second time United are losing two consecutive games at home in two three days.

United had lost 1-2 at home to Leicester City on Tuesday, a loss that handed Manchester City the premier league title.

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