The Director of Competitions, Nigeria Football
Federation, Mr. Bola Oyeyode, says the current
state of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium is below
standard for Africa Football Confederation
competitions.

Oyeyode, who made the assertion on Thursday
in Enugu while speaking with newsmen, said the
deplorable condition of facilities at the stadium
was nothing to write home about.
“With the current condition of the stadium, I
doubt if CAF will consider the stadium as a
venue for its matches,’’ he said.

He urged the Enugu State Government to
commence an upgrade of the facilities to ensure
the stadium would be approved when CAF
delegates come for inspection.

“The structure needs to wear a new look, the
rooms are untidy for human use and equally lots
of plumbing work need to be done,’’ he said.
Oyeyode said that there were some facilities that
needed to be provided, especially for the match
officials.

“The stadium needs Wifi network coverage for
international observers and the media for proper
coverage of matches.
“At the moment, the stadium stands at 40
percent for CAF approval because we cannot
scarifies people’s health, service and comfort on
the altar of mediocrity,’’ he said.

He said the pitch was an artificial one and was
still good but needed maintenance, adding that
the dressing rooms, the toilets and the stadium
seats needed to be cleaned.
Oyeyode advised that wood pitch panels be
removed from the stadium as they could cause
fire.
He said that government needed to come out
and put the stadium in order as Rangers would
be participating in the CAF Championships
League.


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