8th February, 2011
Niger Tornadoes chairman, Suleiman David, has vowed that the teamâ€™s home ground, Bako KotangoraÂ Stadium, Minna will never again come under the sledge hammer of the Premier League board.
Tornadoes resumed playing at their home turf at the weekend with a heartwarming 1-0 win over GombeÂ United in the week 15 duel after weeks of sojourn in Kaduna.
Chinedu Mosesâ€™ first half free kick goal gave Tornadoes a life line.
Suleiman, who described their weeks of wandering as better imagined than experienced, toldÂ SuperSport.com that they have returned to the Bako Kotangora stadium, Minna for good and vowed neverÂ to create a condition that will make the board ban them from using the stadium again.
â€œIn Niger State we have integrity, we will never betray the trust put in us by the league board byÂ lifting the ban and allowing us to use the stadium.
â€œWe will never repeat the mistake that made the Premier League board to sanction us.
â€œWe are happy to be home once again, our fans who have been denied league actions are happy and IÂ think everybody is alive once again to their responsibilities as far as the maintenance of the pitchÂ is concerned.â€
The former Nigeria Football Association (NFA) board member who still frowned at the position of theÂ Minna side on the league log said their first victory on their return to their home ground will surelyÂ change the fortune of the team.
â€œYou will agree with me that we have been denied the privilege of home ground, we actually have beenÂ playing at away and it affected our fortune badly.
â€œThe joy of picking our first win on returning home will shape a lot of things for us.
â€œHowever, our position is not a good one, we are not comfortable yet, but I am hopeful that thingsÂ will start to change for us right now,â€ he said.