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Ifeanyi Ubah Games Village tipped to revolutionise sports in Anambra State


Ifeanyi Ubah kickstart a Match in Anambra State.

Ifeanyi Ubah kickstart a Match in Anambra State.

When completed, the on-going Ifeanyi Ubah Games Village in Nnewi/Ozubulu, Anambra State, will bring a new dimension to sports development in the state, a U.S-based sports analyst, Acho Orabuchi, has said.

Orabuchi, who had a tour of the facility while on holiday in the country, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday that the facility would be a major catalyst for sports development within the immediate environment.

According to him, when completed the project will also boost the nation’s economy as it can earn foreign exchange for the country.

Orabuchi said: “The Games Village will house Olympic standard swimming pools, the Olympic standard track and field, indoor Hall, a five-star hotel, women and youth development centre.

“It will also have a sports academy, hospital, training pitches, hostel accommodation for athletes, as well as house an industrial technology hub.

“Without a doubt, the Village will be a major tourist centre that will attract tourists of all ages from all over the world. It is destined to be the Africa’s best `must-go place’ in the foreseeable future.’’

Orabuchi added that the facility would also have two pitches, natural grass and a synthetic turf for soccer, adding that since the facility was being sited on a vast expanse of land, it could also accommodate an amusement park to maximise the tourism potential of the area.

The analyst noted that Ubah, the sole financier of the project, had already invested huge financial resources to the project.

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