The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Wednesday wrote off the Bayelsa state owned Samson Siasia stadium in Yenagoa, declaring that the state owned stadium is not fit for international football matches.
The CAF medical committee member, Dr Peter Singabele, said CAF came up with decision after the stadium failed rain flood control test on Tuesday.
Speaking during the restoration cup draws and Kits Presentation Ceremony in Yenagoa, Dr. Peter Singabele said if nothing is done fast, the condition may affect the chances of the state owned teams of using the newly renovated stadium.
Reacting to the decision of CAF, the governor of the State, Hon. Seriake Dickson said last year the state government made full payment for the construction of a standard drainage system at the stadium to Monimichele construction company.
He said the state government also paid upfront for the refurbishment of the turf at the stadium but wondered why the stadium cannot be put to use for international football matches.
“Bayelsans are my witness. I have no hand in the delay of the construction of the stadium, rather it is the contractor that is indebted to Bayelsa state. I hearby call on the contractor to complete the project with immediate effect.”