Nest Of Champions Uyo has been hailed as one of the best in Africa by the FIFA/CAF inspection team

A FIFA/CAF delegation hailed the standard of facilities at the Champions Nest, Uyo, when they inspected the facility as one of the possible venues for the CAF Super League.

Officially known as Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, the Champions Nest was today inspected by a CAF delegation led by Mr. Sidat. The inspection team was led around the facility by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, Elder Paul Bassey, in the company of prominent sports stakeholders in the state.

As first reported by journalist Mfon Patrick, Mr Sidat, who is CAF’s head of professional football, expressed satisfaction with the standard of facilities inspected by his team ahead of the proposed CAF Super League, which kicks off in August.

Mr. Sidat said: “As CAF’s Head of Professional Football/Stadium Inspection, I must say we are positively surprised and happy to see A standard facilities in this part of Nigeria. The Ibom Air flight that brought us from Abuja to Uyo was great, the road network is great and we enjoyed our drive through the city which looks green with lots of vegetation.

The stadium and the three hotels we visited met the standards we wanted, so congratulations to the local authorities. We have visited many countries on the continent as part of the inspection ahead of the CAF Super League, but I can say that we are satisfied with what we saw here in Uyo and I can say with authority that the standard of this stadium is quite good. for any kind of football match.

“We want to congratulate the state government, stadium management for maintaining this facility. Nigeria and Africa should be proud of this stadium.”

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