“ We are Africans, and it is possible to develop south-south cooperation that respects our realities. I am therefore ready to help Côte d’Ivoire which is preparing for CAN 2021 ”. These words were spoken in 2017 as Côte d’Ivoire was preparing to host CAN in 2021, which remains relevant for Ebi Egbe, FIFA expert of Nigerian origin.
4 years later, the slide gained ground and the 16-member CAN went to 24 nations, and Côte d’Ivoire inherited the 2023 edition of the African football festival, it is rather the Gambia who agreed to repatriate the boss of Monimichelle, the company specializing in lawn breaks, in order to establish adequate playing surfaces for athletes, footballers in particular.
Indeed, while he went to Aba in Nigeria in April for the Enyimba-Orlando Pirates meeting, Mr. Langtombong Tamba, third vice-president of the Gambian Football Federation (GFF), was under the spell of the lawn which hosted the match counting for the CAF Confederation Cup. The work of the company of Mr. Ebi Egbe.
“ This lawn is world-class… I am impressed and will invite the contractor who did the work ahead to The Gambia. I want to see this kind of work in my country. We want to have good pitches like this in all our regions and I think Monimichelle should come and help us , ”Tamba said.
Very criticized by the visiting teams, the lawn of the Independence stadium of Bakau should undergo a makeover in the coming weeks thanks to an African expertise, which proposes to provide Africa with a playing surface at the level of those responsible for CAF, which recently suspended 23 stadiums on the continent that did not meet the required standarExpertisertise that should put the ear to the Ivorian authorities who are planning the repair of certain lawns including that of the Olympic stadium of Ebimpé below the sculpture of the enclosure. Moreover, Mr. Ebi Egbe will be in Abidjan very soon to receive a distinction from an organization of general secretaries of football clubs in Côte d’Ivoire.