“I can’t believe this pitch is in Nigeria. It is simply the best in the country right now.”
Those were the words of former Super Eagles hitman, Victor Agali yesterday after his side, Delta Force FC played Bayelsa United in a pre season tune up game at the Samson Siasia Stadium.
The arena which has just been renovated by the Bayelsa State government will be commissioned soon. Bayelsa United and Delta Force were allowed to test run the Geo technology pitch, under closed door, by the contractor handling the project, Monimichelle.
Agali who is one of Gernot Rohr’s backroom staff in Super Eagles said the Samson Siasia Stadium turf is simply fantastic, even as he commended Bayelsa State government for going for the very best.
“I don’t think we have anything near this in this country. The pitch here at the Samson Siasia Stadium is fantastic. The government has done a great job and I think the company that did it should be given the chance to replicate this in different parts of the country, especially the Abuja National Stadium.
We need to have this kind of fine pitch in Abuja. This is the latest technology when you talk about artificial pitch that is close to natural grass turf. The players can express themselves well here and there won’t be any injury worries,” Agali said.
The Okpanam, Delta State born ex-international, said his plans is to build a solid Delta Force side that would gain promotion to the elite class. He stressed that he won’t disappoint the people of Delta adding that it is an honor for one to be given the opportunity to serve his state.
It would be noted that Agali last season handled Lagos based NNL side, Rasin FC.