The National Stadium in Nigeria’s capital is a multipurpose stadium. The stadium hosts the Nigerian National Football squad, as it also serves as a venue for social, cultural and religious events.
Recently, a partnering children’s home went on an excursion to the capital city, and they got to visit the stadium. The children and teen’s eyes were wide the entire time they toured the stadium. One young boy was particularly moved to stand at such a famous spot.
“I never thought I’d have the chance to leave Jos, and now I am standing where our president would sit to watch a game,” his bright eyes were animated as he shared with Back2Back staff. “I can’t even explain how I feel right now!”
The staff and young adults toured the whole facility, including locker rooms and special seating. The young man repeated his request as they sat on the benches where famous athletes used to rest before and following matches.
“I never thought I’d even enter the changing room of all the stars who play here,” he whispered in awe. “I’ll be a star, too, someday. I will not limit myself.”
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