Godswill Akpabio Int'l Stadium, Uyo To Host CAF Confederation Cup Final
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Godswill Akpabio Int’l Stadium, Uyo To Host CAF Confederation Cup Final

- FIFA Pitch Consultant Lands In Uyo

By Emmanuel AKPAN

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo will host the 2022 CAF Confederation Cup final scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2022.

This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant on Sports to Akwa Ibom State Governor, Elder Paul Bassey on Monday.

Paul Bassey hinted that FIFA Pitch Consultant, Mr. Jorge Manuel Palmacuder had arrived Uyo yesterday to superintendent over the perfection of the pitch and training ground of the Godswill Akpabio International stadium also known as Nest of Champions.

The SSA on Sports who doubles as the Chairman of Akwa United FC, said with the development, the stadium will be closed to all activities till after the match next week.

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Bassey, further said a meeting will be held today between the FIFA Pitch Consultant and Akwa Ibom State Football Association (FA), Stadium Manager, Julius Berger as well as Ministry staff to fine tune activities within the stadium.

It could be recall that CAF officials had visited the stadium recently to inspect the state of the sporting facilities.

Aside the stadium, the CAF delegation had also inspected the Victor Attah International Airport, Ibom Icon Hotel and Golf Resort and Ibom Specialist Hospital among others in line with CAF standard for host city.

Orlando Pirates of South Africa, TP Mazembe of Congo DR, RSB Berkane and Al Ahly Tripoly are in the semi finals to decide the Uyo bound finalists.

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