The Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle Group, Ebi Egbe, has called on the federal government to do something on the state of the roads in the country, declaring that the state of the Port-Harcourt Aba Road has become a bad advertisement for the country.
The poor state of the federal highway came to the fore over the weekend when Egyptian side, Pyramids Football Club who flew in the club’s private jet landed
at the Port Harcourt Airport and made a video of the horrible road trip to Aba and posted it on the social media, calling it a shame.
Pyramids held Enyimba 1-1 in Aba yesterday but qualified 5-2 aggregate for the semi final of the CAF Confederation Cup.
But Egbe whose outfit constructed the Enyimba Stadium turf noted that the Egyptians deliberately wanted to paint the country in bad light by showing the video to the world.
Egbe was however quick to add that government on its part also need to avoid the country being embarrassed by her international visitors by fixing our roads.
“That video by Pyramids is to me, a wake up call for us to not only fix our stadiums but also fix our roads.
“Teams that come to Aba to play have always commended the playing turf. We need to get it right on all fronts. This is why I am appealing to the federal government to get our roads fixed.
“Our teams would return to the continent next term and it would be a shame if teams from other countries that are far less endowed come in and mock us that we ve got no good roads in the country,” Egbe stressed
He further charged the various state governments to also upgrade their stadium facilities just like other countries are doing.
Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle Group, Ebi Egbe has given a pat on the back to Bayelsa State governor, Douye Diri for identifying and giving support to virtually all sporting activities.
Egbe said the governor’s decision to sponsor the just concluded Gov Diri National Scrabble Championship was laudable, even as he pointed out that Yenagoa is fast becoming the country’s Sporting capital.
“It is only a sports loving governor like Diri that would have a comprehensive package for sports. He has demonstrated this by sponsoring the just concluded national scrabble championship that attracted well over 300 scrabble players from different parts of the country. As we speak, Yenagoa is playing host to some of the nation’s athletes that are Tokyo bound. Diri deserves a pat on the back for what he is doing in sports. We hope his support for Bayelsa United would see the club land in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) next term,” Egbe said.
The maiden Gov Diri national scrabble championship ended on Sunday in Yenagoa with home boy Avwenagha winning the N500,000 star prize and a trophy in the Masters while Raji Kazeem of Oyo State won the Intermediate category.
Tariye Alari (Bayelsa) was winner in the Opens, Engr. Ojior Osikhena of Edo State won the Veterans.
The students category was won by 16-year-old Ikoko David of Federal Government College, Odi in Bayelsa State.
Others who won best female in different categories were Tuoyo Mayuku, Akpos Malafakumo and Priscillia Akhabue.
“ We are Africans, and it is possible to develop south-south cooperation that respects our realities. I am therefore ready to help Côte d’Ivoire which is preparing for CAN 2021 ”. These words were spoken in 2017 as Côte d’Ivoire was preparing to host CAN in 2021, which remains relevant for Ebi Egbe, FIFA expert of Nigerian origin.
4 years later, the slide gained ground and the 16-member CAN went to 24 nations, and Côte d’Ivoire inherited the 2023 edition of the African football festival, it is rather the Gambia who agreed to repatriate the boss of Monimichelle, the company specializing in lawn breaks, in order to establish adequate playing surfaces for athletes, footballers in particular.
Indeed, while he went to Aba in Nigeria in April for the Enyimba-Orlando Pirates meeting, Mr. Langtombong Tamba, third vice-president of the Gambian Football Federation (GFF), was under the spell of the lawn which hosted the match counting for the CAF Confederation Cup. The work of the company of Mr. Ebi Egbe.
“ This lawn is world-class… I am impressed and will invite the contractor who did the work ahead to The Gambia. I want to see this kind of work in my country. We want to have good pitches like this in all our regions and I think Monimichelle should come and help us , ”Tamba said.
Very criticized by the visiting teams, the lawn of the Independence stadium of Bakau should undergo a makeover in the coming weeks thanks to an African expertise, which proposes to provide Africa with a playing surface at the level of those responsible for CAF, which recently suspended 23 stadiums on the continent that did not meet the required standarExpertisertise that should put the ear to the Ivorian authorities who are planning the repair of certain lawns including that of the Olympic stadium of Ebimpé below the sculpture of the enclosure. Moreover, Mr. Ebi Egbe will be in Abidjan very soon to receive a distinction from an organization of general secretaries of football clubs in Côte d’Ivoire.