The commercial city of Aba came alive on Sunday as the remodeled Enyimba International stadium Aba re-opened in grand style with a novelty match between Ex-Super Eagles players and Former Enyimba football club Stars.

Gov. Okezie Ikpeaze kicking starting the novelty match

The 20, 000 capacity edifice was packed full as early as 2pm as Aba football fans who have longed for action at the stadium trooped out in their numbers to watch the game.

Abia state Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, who kicked off the novelty match at the stadium, expressed happiness that the project has been delivered to the delight of Abians.

Former Super Eagles Players, including Samson Siasia, Taribo West, Yisa Sofoluwe, Garba Lawal, Mutiu Adepoju, Austin Eguavon, Daniel Amokachi, Uche Okechukwu, Aloy Agu, among others, lost 0.1 to the former Enyimba players after missing two penalty kicks awarded to them.

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu with former super eagle players

The stadium is now ready to host Carra Brazzaville of DR Congo in Enyimba’s last group game of the CAF Confederation Cup on Wednesday.

Ex-Eagles line up
Alloy Agu
Austine Eguavon
Uche Okechukwu
Taribo West
Daniel Amokachi
Samson Siasia
Mutiu Adepoju
Garba Lawal
Yisa Shofoluwe
Ndukwe Chukwu
Lawrence Ukaegbu.

Ex-Enyimba line up
Emeka Obi,
Benbella Onwuchuruba,
Igwe Madubuike,
Paul Arowa,
Okechukwu Anyaele,
Osaye Iguebor,
Royal Osuoha,
Andrew Ariguzo,
Ikechukwu Nwaimo,
John Bosco Ibeka,
Okorie Igwe,
Ibe Osueke,
Budigier,Ndidi Anumuanu,
Emeka Nwanna,
Bethel Orji,
John Obu
Coach Imo

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu with former Enyimba players
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