The Nigeria National League chairman Offor Okenwa has expressed his love for the Samson Siasia Stadium turf.
Okenwa, who was in Yenagoa to inspect the 10,000-capacity arena ahead of the upcoming NNL season, said he was impressed with the pitch.
The football chief said, “The pitch in Yenagoa is simply magnificent. It is world-class and I just hope other states would do what (Bayelsa State) Governor Seriake Dickson has done. The contractor that did the job Monimichelle deserves a pat on the back. I’m particularly happy that the pitch, which is not only lush green but a FIFA-approved geo-technology grass, was done by an indigenous contractor.”
However, the Enugu Football Association boss urged the state government to put other facilities in place at the stadium.
“I have made my observations known to the authorities. There are a few other facilities that should be provided to make the stadium complete and ready for local and international matches,” Okenwa said.
Bayelsa teams campaigning in the men and women’s leagues have over the years been playing away from home. But they are expected to return to the Samson Siasia Stadium for their home fixtures.