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Uyo to host CAF Confedrations Cup final

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo as the host of this year’s CAF Confederation Cup final.

The finals is scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2022 while the stadium would be closed to all activities untill after the game.

FIFA/CAF match commissioner and Senior Special Assistant on Sports to Akwa Ibom Governor, Mr Paul Bassey made this known to newsmen yesterday in Uyo.

Bassey said that FIFA Pitch Consultant, Mr. Jorge Manuel Palmacuder had arrived Uyo to supervise improvements on the pitch and training ground of the stadium.

The SSA who doubles as Chairman of Akwa United FC, further said a meeting between the FIFA Pitch Consultant, State FA, Stadium Manager, Julius Berger as well as Ministry staff to fine tune activities within the stadium.

It could be recalled that CAF officials had visited the stadium recently to inspect the state of facilities.

The CAF delegation also inspected the Victor Attah International Airport, Ibom Icon Hotel and Golf Resort and Ibom Specialist Hospital among others in line with CAF consitions for host cities.

Orlando Pirates of South Africa, TP Mazembe of Congo DR, RSB Berkane of Morrocco and Al Ahly Tripoly of Libya are in the semi finals to decide the Uyo bound finalists.

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