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Community elated by Coca-Cola sports centre project


(FILES) Coca-cola<br />/ AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER

Residents of Araromi Community, Gbagada, Lagos are excited by the lunch of a community stadium in their area, saying the project will help in training future stars from the area.

The Araromi Community Sports Centre, which is also nicknamed the San Siro Stadium after Milan Stadium in Italy, according to Gbagada Grassroots Sports Association president, Kenneth Okorie offers Nigerian football followers the best in terms of quality football viewing at the grassroots level.

According to Okorie, the Gbagada Stadium does not have the aesthetic view and landmass as the original San Siro, but it shares something in common, which is parading quality players to play exciting football games.


“We nicknamed the pitch after the San Siro because of their slight similarity in players playing quality football at its best. This explains the mammoth crowd that trooped out to watch matches during many of the competitions hosted at the stadium.

“Just like the San Siro has hosted the greatest footballers of our time, the Araromi Community Sports Centre has seen amazing raw football talents grace its pitch.

Now that Coca-Cola has stepped in to give it the extra pep of a world-class football facility, we are super excited and confident that the intervention would further raise the profile of the pitch as well as stimulate the development of the game at grass.

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