Work starts on Akpabio Stadium pitch.

MAGNIFICIENT: The 30,000 capacity Akwa Ibom International Stadium ready for commissioning today.

Renovation Works has begun on the pitch of the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, in readiness for the Russia Twenty- eighteen FIFA World Cup qualifiers between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Algeria.

The match, is billed for Saturday, twelveth of November, twenty- sixteen, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

In line with the NFF’s promise to get the Akwa Ibom State Government to work on the turf, following some complaints by Super Eagles’ players after last month’s 2017 Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania, the NFF wrote to Governor Udom Emmanuel on the issue and followed up with a first inspection of the pitch on Saturday.

The NFF’s inspection team, led by the deputy general secretary, Emmanuel Ikpeme, and including assistant director technical, Siji Lagunju and chief sports officer, Sunday Okayi, were taken on the tour of the venue by Monday Uko, the Akwa Ibom State commissioner for youth and sports and the commissioner for special duties, Etido Inyang.

A second inspection has been fixed for tomorrow while the final inspection will come up on Wednesday, second of November.



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