Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has described the first international flight into the Asaba International Airport as momentous as it brought back the Super Eagles of Nigeria from south Africa.
Okowa received the Nigerian Super Eagles team after holding Bafana Bafana of South Africa to a 1-1 draw on Saturday and qualifying for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The governor who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon. Tam Brisibe, expressed joy the the first international flight in and out of Asaba Airport conveyed the Super Eagles Team successfully and without hitches.
“The principal thing was qualifying for Cameroon and by God’s grace, we have qualified for AFCON, we congratulate the Super Eagles for making Nigeria proud,” he said.
President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Pinnick said he was excited that FIFA has approved the Stephen Keshi Stadium for international football championships.
Mr Pinnick added that it was a thing of pride for Delta state and for the Nigerian team to have launched the Asaba International Airport.
“Asaba stadium is wonderful and the Super Eagles will beat Uganda in their friendly match, remember that the Ugandan Team has also qualified for AFCON” he added.
Special Project Director of Asaba International Airport, Chief Austin Ayomedejo, in an encounter, said, “I feel excited, we give God the glory for using the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa to achieve this great feat.