By Sab Osuji:
Former Nigeria left-winger, Chief Adokiye Amiesimaka has confirmed he will be among the cheering crowd on July 19 when the national U-23 team, Dream Team VI will take on Congo Brazzaville in the first leg of the final qualifying round for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
The match has been slated to hold at the Rivers State Government sporting edifice named after him, Amiesimaka Sports Complex.
“It will be quite an interesting spectacle, being at the stadium named after me watching the Dream Team play against Congo”, Amiesimaka said enthusiastically.
Complete Sports understands some fixing jobs are still on-going at the multi-million naira stadium complex which hosted the 2012 National Sports Festival which Rivers State hosted.
Amiesimaka won the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations with the then Green eagles after a 3-0 defeat of Algeria in the final March 22, 1980 at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
He later became the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Rivers State during the reign of Dr Peter Odili as governor of Rivers State.
The barrel-chested left winger was later to become Chairman of the management board of Sharks Football Club, Port Harcourt.
The former Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi, named the Sports Complex after Amiesimaka in recognition of his contribution to sports development in the state and country.