Delta State Sports Commission Chairman, Tony Okowa has told footballlive.ng that the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba is ready and in good shape to host its first official football match when Enugu Rangers lock horns with Kano Pillars in the Aiteo Cup final on Wednesday by 6pm.
The recently completed stadium is yet to host an official football game since its completion despite hosting the whole of Africa for the CAA Africa Senior Athletics championships between August 1 to 5, 2018.
Tony Okowa believes that they are already in top shape to deal with all the activities that will come with the Aiteo Cup final which is way different to the Athletics championships which took place at the stadium. “The Athletics championships has come and gone and now it is time for us to host our first football game I can confidently inform you that everything is ready, the pitch is ready, the goal posts are ready. The two teams that are going to play there have also gotten a feel of the turf and the facilities so I can tell you authoritatively that we are ready for the Aiteo Cup men’s final.”
Okowa has also stated that the venue will not be short of fans as the stadium tickets are almost out of stock. “Fans are already getting their tickets and we are almost sold out already.”
Enugu Rangers will play Kano Pillars by 4:30pm on Wednesday in the final and will be hoping to win the trophy for the first time since 1983 while Pillars coach Ibrahim Musa had since promised to dedicate the trophy to the state governor for supporting the team.