Enyimba Football Club trained on the new turf of their revamped stadium for the first time on Friday.
After nearly three seasons away from home due to reconstruction, Friday’s training session marked a symbolic and emotional return for the seven time Nigerian champions who had hundreds of fans in the stands cheering their every move and touch of the ball.
The training was preceded by a prayer session as the club rededicated the stadium to God. The brief service was anchored by Reverend Father Paulinus Nwachukwu.
Club captain Mfon Udoh reacted by thanking the Governor for what he described as the best pitch in the country and promised that the team will reciprocate the government’s gesture by bringing more trophies back to Aba.
Enyimba are likely to play their first competitive game on the new turf when they host CARA Brazzaville on August 28 in a crunch CAF Confederation Cup tie.