Driven by unquenchable passion and determination to promote and sustain Nigeria football beyond youth programmes and academy, former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi, has commenced construction of a 20, 000 capacity stadium in Abuja
The stadium construction which started on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 is sited at FOSLA Academy headquarters, Karshi, and is expected to be completed in February.
The construction firm, SCC Nigeria Limited mobilised to site on Tuesday to begin the first phase of the construction work.
When completed, the stadium will be home ground to Nationwide League One (NLO) New Comers, Fosla Football Club (FFC).
Alhaji Sani Lulu, popularly called “Mr Fix It” was the president of NFF between 2006 and 2010. It was under his leadership that Nigeria last hosted FIFA organised competition when the country hosted the U-17 World Youth Championship.
He also ensured that the the Super Eagles of Nigeria returned to global football as they qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa after missing out at the Germany 2006 edition.
Known for his transparency, prudence and accountability in resources management, Alhaji Lulu left in account the sum of over N2.8 billion when he left office a decade ago.
Sani Lulu who late last year responded to the clarion call by his Kogi State people to be their governor, contested for the governorship ticket of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) but lost to the incumbent governor, Yahaya Bello who did not only win the APC ticket but also won the governorship election in November.