Allsoccerplanet crew visited the Enyimba Football Club home ground located along Ngwa Road in Aba on Monday to see how far the club’s stadium renovation has progressed.
The Elephants project manager chief Reuben A. Chukwu, who was our tour guide around the 16,000 capacity stadium on the day revealed part of the renovation process is to change the natural grass and completely replace it with artificial turf (AstroTurf) and also change the old scoreboard to the modern electronic type.
Reuben also added that work began on the ground in January and is financed by the state government who have teamed up with club chairman Ayansi Agwu though development has stalled due to ‘financial’ paucity.
Paul Aigbogun’s side have been training in Port Harcourt since their pitch was ripped up as they prepare for Sunday’s CAF Champions League clash with Warri Wolves before they take on Tunisian club Etoile du Sahel on the 18th in a two-legged affair.
“Work started on the stadium in January and so far we’ve achieved some considerable success,” Chief Reuben told Allsoccerplanet.
“Though work has stopped for some weeks now because money is not available but our workers are always on ground.
“So as soon as the ministry of sports release more funds we’ll get back to work.”
President general of Enyimba Supporters Club Steve Ukweni Eke Ukoha added: “We really appreciate the efforts of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for his selfless support so far.
“We are hopeful the stadium will be ready for use before the end of June. I really hope we finish up before rains start pouring.”
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