Ezeonwuka wants more football actions in upgraded Rojenny stadium
Oba (Anambra), Nov. 20, 2019 Rommy Ezeonwuka, the P0roprietor of Rojenny Stadium and Games Village, Oba in Anambra, says his facility remains one of the best but most under-utilised football stadium in the country.
Ezeonwuka made the assertion on Tuesday when he conducted newsmen round to see the ongoing upgrade work at the stadium in Oba, near Onitsha.
He called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and football administrators to visit the stadium and “’see the quality of the pitch and serenity of the environment at Rojenny”.
He said the facility was available for camping, training and for competitive football matches as well as athletics with eight lane tartan tracks around the pitch.
The proprietor said night matches could now be played at the stadium alongside other games.
“As you can see, the dimensions are FIFA standards with installed floodlight for night games.
“Rojenny is another home for Nigerian football, remember this is where the 1993 Kanu Nwankwo Golden Eaglets camped before they went to Japan to rule the world.
“You will agree that that team is the best U-17 Nigeria has produced.
“What we suffer here is effective use of this facility; Nigeria must look inwards and explore what we have.
“Camping here will not only build the individuals, it will instill team spirit because of the atmosphere,” he said.
He said Rojenny stadium was being prepared in readiness for the Nigeria Police Games which would be hosted in Anambra in 2020.
Ezeonwuka also called on the state government to direct some of its sporting activities to Rojenny and save the facility from lying idle.
“The secret of Rojenny is for government to package sporting competitions in this place so that it does not continue to lay idle,” he said.
(Edited by Buhari Bolaji/Peter Ejiofor (NAN))
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