The Bako Kontagora memorial Stadium, Minna will come alive today as itÂ hosts the first leg of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) between Niger Tornadoes football club of Minna and Stella of Abidjan, reports Wole Mosadomi, Minna
It was a postponed international match who was to take place at the same venue last week Saturday but could not hold due to flight problem on the part of the visiting team.
The team it was gathered could not connect a flight from Abidjan last week and had to apply to CAF for a postponement for this Sunday which was granted.
Our sports correspondent reliably gathered that the Niger state government has released the sum of N22m for full preparation for the home and away first leg.
Out of the N22m, the sum of N8m was released for the upgrading of the Bako Kontagora memorial stadium to make it more befitting for international competitions as it is believed that it will host subsequent qualifiers if the team eventually scale through.
It was also gathered that the balance of N14 has also been earmarked for the team to prepare fully for the home and away first leg matches out of which N5m was immediately disbursed to the players as loans to boost their morals against the first