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.