The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has stated that the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State is good for international football matches.
According to Vanguard, the CAF Medical Committee Member, Dr Peter Singabele, stated that CAF made the decision after the stadium failed rain flood control test today
Singabele made this known during the Restoration Cup Draws and Kits Presentation Ceremony in Yenagoa.
He stated that something should be done fast or else the condition might affect the chances of the state-owned teams from playing in the just renovated facility.
Reacting to the decision of CAF, the Governor Seriake Dickson said the state government in 2017, made full payment for the construction of a standard drainage system at the stadium to Monimichele Construction Company.
He said the government also paid upfront for the refurbishment of the turf at the stadium but wondered why the stadium could not be put to use for international football matches.
“Bayelsans are my witness. I have no hand in the delay of the construction of the stadium; rather, it is the contractor that is indebted to Bayelsa.
“I hereby call on the contractor to complete the project with immediate effect,” he said.