Sports lovers in Anambra have called for the speedy execution of work at the Awka Township Stadium to avail the residents of the area of a functional sporting facility.
ELEKENEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM reports that contract for the Awka Stadium project was awarded in June 2013 by the then Anambra governor, Peter Obi, to Paul B Construction Company.
The project which was estimated to cost N500 million with a completion period of 28 weeks has yet to be completed 14 months after the expiration of the Obi administration.
The enthusiasts who spoke with ELEKENEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM on Thursday lamented that works on the project had been stopped for a long time.
An athlete, who simply identified himself as Chukwuka, and seen training at the stadium, said sportsmen and women were excited about the project initially when the perimeter fencing was being done.
Chukwuka said that he like most other users of the facility thought that by now the football pitch and tartan tracks would have been completed and ready for use.
An ex-footballer, Arthur Ebunam, said the project if completed would help the realisation of youth development through sports.