Africa football governing body, CAF has approved the newly renovated Enyimba International Stadium Aba for the Confederation Cup Group C encounter between Enyimba and Congo’s CARA Brazzaville on Wednesday.
The stadium was inspected by a team of CAF officials last week after a three year renovation embarked upon by the state government.
The stadium was used for the first time on Sunday in a novelty match between Ex-Super Eagles players and the victorious 2003 and 2004 CAF Champions League winning teams which attracted over 20,000 fans as the stadium was filled up two hours before the kick-off.
It will be noted that the two-time African champions, Enyimba have played their four previous home games in the competition this year at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar and Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt after it was suspended by the League Management Company (LMC) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) due to its deplorable pitch and infrastructure.
“Finally, the hard work pays off. The @EnyimbaFC stadium has gotten approval from CAF to host CARA Brazaville on Wednesday and the rest of the club’s #TotalCAFCC matches. Back home for good now,” reads a tweet on the twitter handle of Enyimba’s media officer, Farriel Allaputa on Monday morning.
The Aba Warriors are second position in Group C and need to beat CARA Brazzaville to be guaranteed of a place in the quarter-final.
The Aba giants secured a 1-0 away win against Djoliba of Mali in their last game in the competition and are bidding to become the first Nigerian club to win the CAF Confederation Cup.