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The contractor handling the
rehabilitation of the Enyimba International
Stadium in Aba, MoniMitchelle Sports Facilities
Construction Limited, has promised to deliver
the stadium before the 2017/2018 league
season starts.
Ebi Egbe, the company’s director, on Tuesday
in Aba said that the facility would be ready
before on Jan. 14, 2018.
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“We are back on site because it is a money
play. Government has paid and so we are back
to work. Enyimba International Football Club is
also my team. So, we are doing everything to
return Enyimba home.
“But, as we all know, once there is a delay in
contract, it gives rise to variation. However, it
will not stop us from doing what we need to
do as contractors to assist the state,” he said,
after inspecting the stadium with the Abia
Sports Commissioner, Martins Okoji.
Egbe said Abia government’s delay in fulfilling
its part of the contract had raised the cost of
the work.
“But we will be working and talking with the
government to ensure a timely completion,’’ he
said.
The contractor added that two stairways
needed reconstruction to avoid death, as well
as the public conveniences, while the dressing
rooms are to be upgraded.
He also said Enyimba Stadium needed a Video
Replayer Electronic Scoreboard and LED
floodlights for it to attain FIFA standard,
adding that such facilities would drive usage
traffic to it.
Okoji said he has assessed the level of work
done and what needed to be done at the
stadium to ensure Enyimba FC resumed
playing in the stadium in January.
“Abians are interested, the state government
is interested, and other sports lovers are
interested in seeing that Enyimba return to
their stadium very soon.
“The state government is committed to seeing
the Enyimba stadium fixed. From what
Monimitchelle has told us, that they are going
to commence work immediately, we expect
that much will be done before Jan. 14,’’ he
said.
Okoji asked the contractor to visit his office
for discussion on anything which could hinder
his timely completion of the work.
“I promise to forward such to Gov. Okezie
Ikpeazu for immediate action. But you must
also deliver quality work that will leave Abia
state people excited and not disappointed,’’
the commissioner said.
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