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CAF Champions League: Enyimba Stadium Will Be Ready

Posted: Jan 4, 2016 at 11:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Monimichelle,the contractor handling the upgrading of the Enyimba International Stadium  has assured fans of the club that the home ground of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) champions will be ready for the 2015/16 CAF Champions League.

NaijaSportsXtra in a chat with the sports facility boss, Ebi Egbe revealed that: “Work has commenced as scheduled as we intend to meet up with the completion date. Excavation work has started on the old turf, to now fill it with granite, and drainage system.”The 100% natural GEO technology pitch is what we are installing for Enyimba. It has the same characteristics as a properly manicured natural turf pitch with zero abrasion, 100 % foot stability, natural ball behaviour and it also increases energy resistitution of the players.

“The Infill Pro GEO was developed 2004 with the collaboration with the University of Pisa and C.o.R.T.E.S (Centro Ricerco Tappeti erbosib Sportivi) in Italy.

“It’s also a unique natural infill, composed by selected organic fibres that guarantee better technical and sporting performances, provide better conditions for athletes, the environment and safety with official certification already granted by the appropriate agencies.”

“Another unique feature of GEO technology, the pitch does not overheat during high temperature period. It has the characteristics to keep the temperature of the pitch lower than a rubber infill. It’s also odour free too.”

“The new Eyimba pitch is bigger than the Santiago Bernabeau is 110 X 72 metres and Emirate stadium is 105 X 68 metres play area. It is the biggest in the world measuring 110 X 74 metres same size as FC IFEANYI UBA GEO technology pitch in Nnewi.”

The Peoples Elephants, who are two times winner of the champions league, host Vipers FC of Uganda in a second leg preliminary round fixture in March in Aba.