Abia Warriors chairman John Sam Obuh assures fans of the club’s unflinching commitment to returning to their home turf, the Umuahia Township Stadium, before the second leg of the Nigerian Premier League kicks off on February 14th.
With preparations underway, Obuh confidently declared that the stadium would meet the required standards well in advance of the league’s resumption, Footballrover reports.
He emphasised the importance of their home ground, stating, “Because our home is our home.”
Determined to ensure a smooth transition, the club has partnered with experts from the University of Agriculture Umudike to conduct thorough soil tests, according to the chairman.
This meticulous approach, he revealed, will guarantee the selection of the most suitable grass for the stadium’s specific conditions, promoting optimal growth and performance.
Obuh acknowledged the financial investment required for the renovations but reaffirmed the club’s dedication to providing their fans with the best possible home-game experience.
He also shed light on the Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti’s plans for a major overhaul of the turf, scheduled to commence after the current season concludes.
Expressing optimism, Obuh assured fans that significant work on the Umuahia Township Stadium will begin promptly once the state government awards the contract.
He confidently declared that,
“We are working hard to meet expectations, though; it is costing the club money, but we have to get it done to ensure that Abia Warriors play at home.”