Umuahia - As the 2014/2015 Nigeria Professional Football
League gets under way this weekend across the nation Abia Warriors say their
newly renovated home ground is now ready to host Premier League games in
Chairman of the club, Emeka Inyama disclosed this after taking
members of the League Management Committee (LMC) inspection team round the
Umuahia Township Stadium and the club’s ultra-modern secretariat.
In a press release made available to News24 Nigeria, Inyama told the inspection team led by veteran
sportswriter and CAF member, Paul Bassey that the club is run with the highest international
standard, adding that the pitch was re-grassed and is now lurch green to ensure
quality and good football.
According to him, Abia Warriors remain one of the few
clubsides in the country that is not indebted to the players, officials and
staff, promising that the standard will be sustained in the new season.
Responding, Paul Bassey expressed satisfaction with what
they saw but insisted that the final approval will come from the LMC, based on their
Sports Bassey, as he is popularly called, commended the
management of Abia Warriors for running a good team in its debut Premier League
season and hoped they will not relent.
On the renovated pitch, the leader of delegation said he was
satisfied with what they have seen but said there was still room for improvement.
“The inspection is an effort to put you people in shape.
Most of the venues in Nigeria still lack the basic facilities. You may just qualify
to represent Nigeria at the continental level, so we want to prepare you in
advance and give some pieces of advice. For our findings, we will not make it
public, the LMC will decide. But I am happy with what I have seen. Some
structures are in place some of them can be bettered, some improved but the
basics are there, so it’s fine.”For
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