Enyimba who beyond being Nigeria's record champion, are two-time CAF Champions League winners, will be one of the 24 teams to play in the ASL.
Muhammad Feizal Sidat, CAF's head of delegation inspecting the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo ahead of the Africa Super League (ASL), commended the Akwa Ibom State government for having the 30000-seater in great shape.
The inaugural edition of the ASL will see Nigeria's record league champion Enyimba, represent the country in the competition, playing their home games in either Uyo's Godswill Akpabio Stadium or the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.
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Prior to Enyimba's selection, a CAF delegation arrived in Uyo on Thursday, to inspect the possible home venue.
CAF impressed with Uyo venue
Upon inspection, Sidat, CAF's head of professional football expressed his satisfaction with the standard of facilities his team inspected ahead of the proposed take-off of the competition in August.
“As head of professional football/stadium inspection at CAF, I must say that we are surprised in a positive way and we are happy to see A-standard facilities in this part of Nigeria,” the CAF delegation head said according to ACL Sports.
"The stadium and the three hotels we have visited are also up to the standard we want, so congratulations to the local authority here,” he continued.
“As part of the inspection ahead of the CAF Super League, we have visited many countries in the continent but I can say that we are satisfied with what we have seen here in Uyo and I can say authoritatively that the standard of this stadium is good enough for any type of football match.
"We are very happy that we can have all these beautiful facilities in this city and for the fact that the CAF Confederation Cup final was played here a few months ago, we have trust in the city of Uyo and we look forward to playing CAF Super League and any other Grand-A competition here," he added.
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The ASL is a project created to grow the value of football in Africa through investments, sponsors, development funds, and improved infrastructure.
Enyimba who beyond being Nigeria's record champion, are two-time CAF Champions League winners, will be one of the 24 illustrious African teams to play in the competition.
The Super League will have a total prize pool of $100 million, of which $11.5 million will go to the champion and $2.5 million to each of the participating clubs.
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