Enyimba Stadium will Be Ready In 6 Weeks — Gov. Ikpeazu

Enyimba Stadium will Be Ready In 6 Weeks — Gov. Ikpeazu
  • PublishedMarch 14, 2018

The Abia State Government has reaffirmed sports lovers and stakeholders of its preparedness  to promoting sports in the state.

This reassurance was given during the State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu’s visit to the Enyimba Stadium Aba recently.

Speaking during the inspection of the stadium reconstruction project, Governor Ikpeazu who was accompanied by the Nigerian Football Federation President Amaju Melvin Pinnick, guaranteed that his administration is committed to delivering a classy stadium and  when completed, will stand the test of time.

He further revealed that on their part as government, all monies agreed for the project has been released to the contractor handling the project, Mr. Ebi Egbe of Moni–Michelle Sports Facility, and that the contractor has assured that in less than a month time, the re-grassing on the playing turf will be completed.

“You can see that I came with NFF President Amaju Pinnick who is also interested in making sure that we have a good stadium for football games, and the contractor Moni-Michelle sports facility has assured that in the next 14 days, the semi-synthetic grass for the re-grassing of the stadium will arrive and the laying will start immediately, and that we are going to enter into a sub contract for him to also help clean up the surroundings of the stadium, and that between now and the next six weeks, the stadium should be completed.”

On his part, NFF President Pinnick stated that Enyimba Football Club remains a brand in African football and that his visit to Abia State is to ensure that the Enyimba Stadium gets fixed.

He said: “I am a son of the state, as my wife hails from Abia State, so automatically, I have the state at heart and I’m passionate about what the Governor is doing in Abia State.

“We also should remember that the Enyimba Stadium in Aba gave Nigeria what no other clubs in the country have are yet to give the country, after Enyimba International FC won the CAF Champions League in 2003 and 2004, and I’ve taken it very personal in ensuring that the stadium gets completed in no more distant time and it’s a good feeling and that what the governor is trying to do is to modernise the stadium to international standard.

“I’m also here to invite the governor to the upcoming FIFA World Cup, and also reiterating that the Super Eagles will perform well at the Mundial.”

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