Keshi praise for Gokana Central Stadium

Nigeria Super Eagles coach Keshi praise for Gokana Central Stadium

Posted: 30 December 2013 Time: 10:50 am

The construction of the 8000 capacity ultra-modern Gokana Central Stadium has earned praise from the likes of Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi.

The chairman of Gokana Local Government Demua Ledee Demua oversaw the project.

Former Green Eagles skipper Segun Odegbami, speaking on behalf of NFF president Amimu Maigari, described the venture by local government as a demonstration of the fact that responsible governance at whatever level can bring development to the people very quickly.

He, however, advised the Demua-led administration to make the maintenance of the newly constructed sports complex a top priority.

Rivers State governor Chibuike Amaech, while commenting on the stadium, asked for the quality of the pitch to be improved upon, as its bumpy condition was very obvious to observers present, including Super Eagles tactician Keshi, who lost Yinka Adedeji to the surface.

"We will be delighted to come back here and camp or play but we must maintain the pitch and ensure that international best practices are observed. Apart from that it’s a wonderful edifice and the Gokana people and indeed Rivers State deserve commendation," Keshi said.

Article by: Uche George Egbe

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posted: 11:39am 30/12/2013
Keshi na you i know hoha, who no like ur style make he come do the job!!
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posted: 01:30pm 30/12/2013
Read somewhere dat Yakubu has stormed the Home based camp to encourage the players and also assure SK dat he is fit and ready to play WC. Might be a rumour. Who knows!
posted: 01:42pm 30/12/2013
I heard of this new stadium for the first time last week but can't find any image online. A picture is more valuable than thousand words. Mr Egbe, hopefully you can help us with a picture, thanks.
posted: 01:50pm 30/12/2013
I thought this is an interesting development that NFA will be wise to take note of:

Bosnia and Herzegovina, who will play for the first time at the World Cup next summer, are entitled to prize money just like the remaining teams participating in the mundial.

For qualifying for the World Cup, Fifa will hand 1.5 million dollars to each federation and another 8 million dollars for participating in the group stage.

President of Bosnia Federation, Elvedin Begic has stated that the cash from the game’s governing body will be shared equally between the federation and the national team players, that is in a ratio of 50:50.

“There are no secrets. FIFA will publish on its website what amount goes to each team.

“Prior to the start of qualifying, it was agreed that the distribution of the premium is 50% players, 50% for the union if we get to the mundial,” says Elvedin Begic to

The arithmetic is simple. Worst case scenario, if the Dragons fail to qualify for the knock out rounds, each player will get approximately $206,000.

This past weekend, manager Safet Susic met with Elvedin Begic in a relaxed atmosphere in Sarajevo to map out strategies for a successful World Cup.
posted: 07:48am 31/12/2013
Bosnia, If dey lik promise dere players 80%, 20%! D God of football w favour we need to start prepare nw.
posted: 08:59am 01/01/2014
U called 8000 Capacity stadium …ultra modern stadium? Big shame to nigeria. Please my question is.were is money for oil in nigeria? Abuja stadium is not even world class stadium
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