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Operation Beat Algeria: Work begins on Akpabio Stadium pitch

Operation Beat Algeria: Work begins on Akpabio Stadium pitch

Work has commenced apace on the pitch of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo ahead of next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Algeria.

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.

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 The NFF’s inspection team, led by the Deputy General Secretary, Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme, and including Assistant Director (Technical) Siji Lagunju and Chief Sports Officer, Sunday Okayi, was received and taken on the tour of the venue by Hon.Monday Uko, the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Youth and Sports and the Commissioner for Special Duties, Engineer Etido Inyang. The Consultant to Julius Berger, the world –renowned construction company handling the work, was with the team.

A second inspection has been fixed for Tuesday, 25th October 2016 while the final inspection will come up on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016.

 

 

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