Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has released funds towards the completion of the renovation of Enyimba Stadium in Aba.
Premier League giants Enyimba have been forced to play their home fixtures in Calabar for the second season following the non-completion of their stadium.
And Ikpeazu said recently the state government would ensure that the two-time African champions play their Confederation Cup matches at the stadium.
The contractor handling the project Ebi Egbe confirmed that the governor had fulfilled his promise to release funds for the completion of the job which was started two seasons ago.
The Monimichelle Group chief executive commended Ikpeazu for his commitment towards the completion of the stadium, promising not to disappoint Enyimba fans.
He said, “I want to say a big thank you to the governor for taking immediate steps to see that the Enyimba Stadium project is completed with the release of funds. The governor has shown that he is a man of integrity. A man that wants the very best for Abia State.”
Egbe added that the stadium’s turf would be one of the biggest in the world with a dimension of 110m by 74m play area.
He said, “We are installing a state of the art geo-technology pitch in the Enyimba arena. And the dimension of the pitch is 110 by 74 meters which is the biggest play area approved by FIFA.”
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