The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has expressed satisfaction towards the state of facilities at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
Head of FIFA inspection team, Mr Kaj Heyral, told news conference on Wednesday in Asaba, shortly after the team concluded inspection on facilities at the stadium.
Stephen Keshi Stadium is one of the proposed venues for the World Cup, and the world football governing body team are happy with what they saw.
Heyral said, “We are pleased with the facilities here; I must say that we are impressed with what is in place here.
“When we get back, we will sit and discuss based on our observations and see how best the facilities will be used for a successful tournament.
“FIFA is committed to ensuring adequate preparations are put in place and that is our major concern.”
Meanwhile, The President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinnick, also said the stadium has a fantastic facilities and can host any international tournament any time .
“What we have here in Asaba is a beautiful and wonderful facility and they can attest to that.
“In fact, the facility at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, is far beyond what FIFA is expecting.
“As you may know, I am a member of the organising committee for FIFA competitions.
“In one of our inaugural meetings, we decided to reduce the conditions for hosting.
“What FIFA is expecting is just a modest stadium with all the facilities working. However, what we have here is far beyond that,” Pinnick said.