A delegation of Confederation African Football (CAF) has cleared the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo following their inspection of the sports facility on Sunday.
A delegation from Cairo, led by Inas Ahmed Fahmy, arrived Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital for the inspection.
Inas was accompanied by Shenouda Emad Kamel George and the Club Licensing Officer of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Nasiru Jibril. They were received by the Tour Guide and Akwa Ibom state Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Sir Monday Ebong Uko, who was in the company of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sports, Elder Paul Bassey, and management staff members of the state Ministry of Youth and Sports.
While receiving the CAF team, the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Sports who was representing His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mr Udom Emmanuel, expressed his delight for the Uyo Stadium to be considered as one of the potential cities to host the CAF champions league finals and CAF Confederations Cup finals.
Mr Uko instructed the team of the state to offer their necessary support should the stadium be picked for those events.
Speaking at the end of the inspection tour, the leader of the delegation, Mr. Inas Ahmed, expressed his satisfaction with facilities at the stadium, especially its quality of natural grass which he said ranks amongst the best on the continent and pledged to vividly report all that he has met on ground to the CAF hierarchy.
Some ancillary sites which were also visited include the Ibom Icon Hotel and Golf Resort and Ibom Multi-Specialty Hospital among others.
A draw is to be held on April 5, after the quarter-finals and semi-finals draws, to determine the “home” team for administrative purposes while the final matches of both CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup have been scheduled for the end of May, 2022.