Stephen Keshi Stadium Can Host CAF Matches – Pinnick

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Photo credit : Pinnick (right) at Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Melvin Amaju Pinnick has hinted that Delta State’s ultra-modern Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba would soon get to host continental soccer matches, as he believes the refurbished arena is as good as any other across Africa.

With that view in mind, Pinnick, who is also now first vice-president of Confederation of African Football (CAF), said the continental soccer governing body will send delegates to check the stadium in Asaba and certify it for international matches and competitions.

Pinnick stated this at Delta State Government House, Asaba, when he led members of the NFF executive committee to pay a courtesy call on the state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa.

He commended the governor for completing the stadium and hosting the ongoing Africa Senior Athletics Championship.

Pinnick added: “Nobody ever thought that the stadium will see the light of the day. I can boldly say, it is the godliness in you that made you to complete this stadium.

“The stadium will endure long after you have left office. It will be an everlasting legacy of your administration.

“I want to assure you that CAF will come to check the stadium for international competitions and with the support of my executive committee, it will be possible.”

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