By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria will host the 2022 CAF Confederation Cup final.
The stadium is the home ground of two clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL): league holders, Akwa United and Dakkada FC.
It has played host to the games of Nigeria’s senior national team (Super Eagles).
Super Eagles qualified for Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup at Godswill Akpabio Stadium playing three games at the venue.
The team won the three games against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, Atlas Lions of Algeria, and Chipolopolo of Zambia.
TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Orlando Pirates of South Africa have a first-leg advantage in the semi-final of the 2021/2022 CAF Confederation Cup.
TP Mazembe pipped Berkene of Morocco 1-0 at the Stade Federic Kibassa Maliba, Lubumbashi.
Orlando Pirates picked a 0-2 away win over Al Ahly Tripoli of Libya at June 11 Stadium, Tripoli.
The Godswill Akpabio International stadium structure
is in two phases which includes a 400m-running track for athletic events, and is the pilot part of Uyo Sports Park development, and is enclosed by a white triangular-shaped outer covering that encircles the whole spectator stand.
The East Stand and Curves can seat approximately 22,500 people. The Governors’ Lounge has sitting capacity for between 30 and 40 VVIPs and is located in the Grand Stand on Level Two.
It is constructed to carry little more than 30,000 spectators whether for soccer or track and field events, while the Grand Stand can comfortably accommodate about 7,500 spectators, including the VIP/VVIPs. There is also a six-lane track built specifically for athletes to train
This season’s CAF Confederation Cup Final will take place on May 29, 2022.
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