Bayelsa socialite and stadium facility expert, Ebi Egbe says the quality of work done by his company is a true reflection of their commitment to the growth of sports in Nigeria and Africa.
Egbe, the Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle reveals that his outfit builds sustainable facilities which outlive tournaments, and last very long.
According to him that is what Nigeria and Africa needs, which his company is providing, and not what he described as “tournament pitches”, which goes bad as soon as the tournament it was built for is over.
Egbe said: “Nigeria does not need ‘tournament pitches’ which wither away the moment the tournament for which they are constructed is over.
“Constructing tournament pitches, is nothing but a waste of money. What we do in Monimichelle is that we construct pitches that are sustainable. For over five years, our pitch in Aba has remained top notch. Go and ask countries like Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon what has happened to the pitches they constructed during the Nations Cup.
“The way forward is the nature pure hybrid synthetic pitches, which we construct. They are FIFA certified, the ball behaviour and foot stability are not in anyway different from a properly manicured natural turf pitch. Our pitches have zero undulation and very safe for the end users, the players”.
Egbe’s outfit remodeled the Sampson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa, constructed the Enyimba stadium turf in Aba, as well as several other pitches in the country, and is at the moment constructing the Awka City Stadium, which he said will have the first underground cooling system in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The FIFA licensed match agent who is also in charge of the FIFA Goal Project edifice in Ugborodo-Escravos in Delta State, wants state governors in the country to pay priority attention to the development of sports in their states as a way to engage more youths and generate new stream of revenue.