ODAHIEKWU OGUNDE, Yenagoa
Bayelsa State Deputy Governor Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo has expressed satisfaction with the ongoing emergency repair works at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa.
Ewhrudjakpo was at the sports facility to inspect the renovation work ahead of Sunday’s CAF Champions League match between the home side, Bayelsa United FC, and a team from Guinea.
He noted that the state would meet its target before Sunday if the current pace of work was sustained.
He said it had taken several years since a side from Bayelsa participated last at the continental level, and therefore, expressed gratitude to Governor Douye Diri for his hard work and commitment to sports development in state.
The deputy governor called on the people to turn up en masse on Sunday to cheer up Bayelsa United.
He expressed hope that the home team would once again make the state proud when they take on their Guinean opponents at the Samson Siasia Stadium this weekend.