Abia state government in Eastern Nigeria has promised to support the efforts of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in developing football in the country
The governor of state, Okezie Ikpeazu made this known when the President of NFF, Amaju Pinnick and his team paid him a visit in Umuahia.
The Governor said that Abia government would pay adequate attention to soccer, as it was a big business and expressed hope that the present leadership of NFF would record giant strides.
He disclosed that the Nsulu Games Village in the state would be officially opened as part of the state government’s effort to encourage progressive sports development.
Speaking earlier, Pinnick stated that Enyimba FC ranked among the most successful teams in Africa and had skills that could take it to the CAF champions league.
He promised to assist in developing Enyimba FC to international brand and called for government’s commitment towards the achievement of the feat.