I feel honoured having stadium named after me, says Amiesimaka
The immediate past governor, Chibuike Amaechi, named a new stadium after the former Eagles attacker.
The stadium will host two international Olympic qualifying matches involving the female national team, the Falcons against Equatorial Guinea on July 18 and national U-23 team against Congo on July 19.
Amiesimaka told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that he was grateful to former governor Amaechi and Rivers people for the honour in naming a multi-million naira stadium after him.
“I feel really honoured, feeling unworthy and thankful to God for his grace and the former governor for considering me worthy of such honour.
“We may have our political differences, but for that singular honour, I say thank you to him, to Rivers people, for finding me worthy of it,’’ he said.
Amiesimaka also commended, Gov. Nyesom Wike, for appointing him into a committee to organise the two Olympic qualifying matches involving the female national team and the U-23 team.
According to him, governor Wike has put in place a committee and sub-committees that should be able to deliver, it’s an onerous task, but we will deliver.
Amiesimaka, former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Rivers, said the committee would use its experience to showcase the stadium and hospitality of the people to the world