The reopening party for the Abuja national Stadium on Tuesday night failed to leave up to its billing as heavy rainfall and power outage almost undermined the event.
The heavy downpour at the venue made obvious the weakness in the drainage system around the field as the refurbished pitch was water logged for a long period of time.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials and top sports ministry officials led by the Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi witnessed another chapter of the Nigerian factor in full effect at the ceremony.
The friendly match between the Golden Eaglets and Amakson Academy was halted for over half-an-hour because of power outage.
Many remain cynical, whether or not the standby generator at the edifice had been warmed for such not-so-unexpected occurrence as it took forever before it powered on.
And the organisers were unhappy with the circumstances witnessed at the occasion as fans started protesting against top government officials.