Faithfull fans of Enyimba Fc have scheduled a plan to march round the ever-busy city of Aba to expressed their feelings over the non-completion of Enyimba stadium which has resulted in making the club playing their home matches outside their base.
According to reports, the Chairman of the Concerned Enyimba Supporters(CES) Donatus Ajujungwa states the reason behind the protest, he claims that the club that brought silverware to the city, the state and the country has been neglected by the government.
He further noted the fortune of the club saying Enyimba, a team that is a strong fold among teams in Africa has dived deep into a mess, and if an adequate measure is not taken the club may get relegated from the NPFL.
Ajujungwa states that the city-wide protest would have taken place before now but (CES) thought the state government would complete the Enyimba Stadium before the start of the 2016/2017 NPFL season. wondering why the Stadium was left for ruin and forcing the team to play their home matches in Calabar.
“We have made out time to inspect the level of work done at the stadium and realised that what is holding the use of the stadium is only the re-grassing or laying of the artificial turf,” the group stated, adding: “Our further investigations also revealed that the contractor handling the project, Monimichelle Sports Facility Construction Limited is ready to finish the project if the funds were made available.”
“Our peaceful demonstration is to drum it to the ears of government that at this period of recession and hardship the only thing that can keep body and soul together is sports, especially football. Enyimba playing at home is the only thing that brings joy to the soccer-crazy Aba residents who troop to the stadium to cheer their darling team.”
Concerned Enyimba Supporters (CES) also issued out a warning that the protest would remain till the state government completes the Stadium and bring Enyimba home matches back to Aba.