Enyimba will know if their newly refurbished stadium will be given the approval to host the Wednesday's Caf Confederation Cup tie before the end of this weekend to give them ample time to seek an alternative in case the verdict turns negative.
The People’s Elephant last hosted a game at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba on November 5, 2015- a league decider with Warri Wolves which ended goallessly but the status of the stadium has changed as it now wears a new look.
CAF sent an inspection team to Aba on Thursday to look at the extent of work done on the edifice if it will be adequate to host the Caf Confederation Cup Matchday Five encounter between Enyimba and CARA Brazzaville of Congo and subsequent games.
The inspectors have since returned back to their base on Friday morning to furnish the CAF details of what they saw in Aba if it should be given the nod or otherwise.
The chairman of Enyimba, Felix Anyansi Agwu stressed that s are expecting positive feedback from the CAF before the end of activities on Friday or Saturday and that they are confident that the spate of work at the stadium should be enough to give their the chance to play before their fans.
"I believe the inspector just left today (Friday) and he needs to put his report together. Obviously maybe today or tomorrow (Saturday) we might be expecting the feedback from CAF,” Anyansi told the media.
“We are confident that the inspector will give adequate feedback based on what he saw. I won’t pre-empt CAF response but I know that we have done a good job on the stadium for it to pass CAF test.”
The Nigeria Football Federation board member further carpeted insinuations that their Caf Confederation Cup tie with CARA has a new date besides the much publicized August 29.
“This is a CAF competition and the rules are there in black and white. The rules are there and they never change,” Anyansi continued.
“When I see people talk about 28 and 30 August I begin to ask where do they get this information from. The match is on the 29th August and it is there on the CAF website and other recognized online platforms. I don’t like this kind of argument without even trying to make an inquiry.”