Chairman of Enyimba FC of Aba, Abia
State, Mr Felix Anyasi-Agwu, says
Calabar, the Cross River State capital,
would now serve as the home ground of
Addressing reporters at the UJ Esuene
Sports Stadium in Calabar on Wednesday,
Anyasi-Egwu said this is because the Aba
Stadium is undergoing reconstruction.
He said the club would be in Calabar until
the end of the 2017 Nigeria Professional
Football League (NPFL) Season.
The football administrator said,
would be our home ground as the Aba
Stadium is under reconstruction. Enyimba
is in Calabar to stay. We will stay in
Calabar until the end of the season. We
want Calabar to be our home. We don’t
want to be treated as outsiders. The team
would be fully based in Calabar and would
not have to be travelling from Aba down
here for our home matches. I know we are
called Enyimba of Aba, but now we are
Enyimba of Calabar.
“We have met with all stakeholders to seek
cooperation and synergy to work as a team.
We also urge for massive support for the
team. Our coming here would be of
immense benefit to the state. We are here to
contribute positively to the development of
Cross River. It would not be nice for us to
feel that we are not at home. We ask for
support and we would make you proud.”
He said some indigenes of the state have
been included in the team.
Anyasi-Agwu said they chose Calabar
because of the good history and relationship
they have with the city and also the
hospitable nature of the people.
He said they would be open to advise and
Enyimba played a goalless draw in a tune
up match against Rivers United at the UJ
Esuene Stadium in Calabar.
The club would host Sunshine Stars of
Akure at the in Calabar on Sunday in their
first match of the season. The league kicks
off on Saturday.