The abandoned NPFL game between MFM fc and FC Katsina United will be the fourth topflight game abandoned inside the Soccer Temple due to waterlogged pitch. Last season, MFM games against Niger Tornadoes and Lobi Stars were among games that could not be played because the pitch was flooded after rainfall.
Apart from NPFL games, several NNL, Nationwide Leagues, State FA cup games had been abandoned in its entirety or uncompleted due to the same reason.
The question is, why is billions of tax payers money is spent on a stadium without drainage and nobody is asking question?
Though the rain today was fairly heavy, even when we had very mild rainfall, the pitch is always waterlogged 3 to 4 hours after such rain had stopped and nobody queries the contractor who gave such scam to Lagosians as a football pitch.
While expressing his disappointment in the project, Coach Raymond said, “those who constructed this stadium and those who certified the project OK should be jailed without prosecution, this is colossal waste, heads have to roll.”
The rainfall that prevented MFM fc vs Katsina United game today fell just for about an hour, yet, the pitch was unplayable. It is indeed pathetic.