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Kings College gets Astroturf 2000

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In partnership with Kings College (KC) and Kings College Old Boys Association (KCOBA), Astroturf has donated a state of the art 5th generation artificial playing surface for football at the Kings College Annex, Victoria Island.

According to a statement by Seni Harrison of corporate affairs, Astro Soccer Nigeria Ltd (ASNL), the facility will be known as Astroturf 2000 Kings College and was commissioned on Monday, March 25, 2013.

The statement noted that KC, KCOBA and Astroturf as partners on this project are excited about delivering this facility as it showcases the potential of public-private partnerships geared towards delivering first class sports infrastructure to the deserving youths of Nigeria.

“This partnership has been in the making for 3 years. A partnership was finally agreed in 2012 with construction commencing in the same year. The installation process was concluded in January this year.

“For Kings College, this makes the institution the first secondary school in Nigeria to have such a facility while for ASNL, it is a fulfillment of a long term vision and an actualisation of a pillar of our corporate strategy. We commend the management, staff and students of Kings College Lagos for believing in the vision”, Harrison said in the statement.

Astroturf 2000 Ikoyi is the first purpose built all weather-playing surface/arena for five-a-side football in Nigeria and possibly the first of its kind in Africa.

Astro Soccer Nigeria Limited (ASNL) began operations in Nigeria in 2006 with the construction of the first 5 aside facility for football in Nigeria at Ikoyi. It has steadily grown as a credible platform, creating a niche for lifestyle and recreational sports activities.