The contractor handling the re-grassing of the playing turf of Enyimba Stadium in Aba, Abia state, has said the project could be ready in June, provided the money is available.
Ebi Egbe said this in Aba, when he briefed newsmen on the extent of work so far done on the $1 million project.
Egbe, who is the Managing Director, Monimichelle, a sports facility outfit, said that Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu had directed that the project be completed in record time “for the club to return to base.”
He explained that the playing turf, measuring 110 by 74, would be the biggest in the world.
According to him, “The only stadium close to it would be the Real Madrid Stadium, which is 110-72”.
He further said the soft base of the pitch had been done, adding that the drainage system had also been completed to take care of rain water.
He said that the water sprinklers that would soon be installed had the capacity to spray 2,000 litres of water from the 10,000-litre overhead tank on a daily basis.
The club relocated to Calabar for their home matches at the commencement of the current National Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
They had played their home matches in the 2015/2016 NPFL season and Caf Champions League in Umuahia and Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, respectively.