The Man Who Remodelled The Face of Adamasingba

Adamasingba Stadium also known as Lekan Salami Sports Complex is a multi-use stadium in Ibadan, Nigeria, but mostly used for football activities. 

Ever since it was built in 1976 with 8,000 capacity which was officially opened on 28 May 1998, the stadium suffered in the hands of mismanagement.

After it was constructed, it was a huge motivation for youths who have great passion for sport. The stadium houses football teams like the Shooting Stars who won the 1993 football championship, Karamone FC and more.

But due to poor management, it became the home for rodents, reptiles, and unwanted vegetation.

The coming of Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo, has been a huge impact to the state. He is now the man who picked interest in rebuilding and making up the past glory of Adamasingba Stadium.

In a brief chat with Seun Fakorede, the Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Oyo State, and going through the pictures of the recent developments at Adamasingba, one could see the stadium with its shiny new look and a flush of fresh green.

The 8,000 capacity stadium has been increased to a 10,000 capacity, and the main pitch is now covered with natural grass replacing an artificial one competing with international standards.

Seyi Makinde (in glasses) flanked by Seun Fakorede inspecting the Adamasingba project.

The stadium has a peculiar look now with  the contractor’s signature, Peculiar Investment Nigeria Limited, on it.

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.

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