Former Super Eagles defender Uche Okechukwu paid a surprise visit to the Enyimba Stadium in Aba over the weekend.
Okechukwu popularly known as Gentle Giant was the star attraction as he inspected the newly renovated Stadium in the company of other personalities.
The Stadium has been under renovation for the last three years but is set to be ready in time for the remainder of both the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) and CAF Confederation Cup (CAFCC) campaigns this season.
Speaking after their inspection, the former Super Eagles captain commended Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu for the wonderful renovation job carried out on the match venue.
In his words, he said: “What we have here is simply the best. The turf is world class. The facility we have here today will attract the best football competitions to Aba.”
“This is lovely and good. I can feel the pitch even as I walk round it. It is very soft. It’s marvellous. I can’t wait to see Enyimba play here again.
“Enyimba FC can now boast of having a world class pitch for their games. Every footballer will like to play here. It is one of the best I have seen. I am happy this is happening in our time.
“I must commend our Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, for bringing this world class facility to Aba. It will encourage interest in football and other sports.” The former Brondby and Fenerbahce centre back concluded.