History was made in Uyo by the administration of former Akwa Ibom governor, Godswill Akpabio, when the magnificent Ibom Stadium a.k.a the Nest of Champions was commissioned on November 7, 2014.
Two years-on, the beautiful edifice which was modeled after the Allianz Arena in Germany, the home ground of reigning German Champions Bayern Munich, is arguably the best stadium in Africa.
The facility boasts 4-tier covered seating terrace, all-natural grass, high-tech floodlights and security cameras, 36 emergency exits, bullet proof VVIP and VIP along with other ultra-modern facilities.
The incumbent governor of Akwa Ibom state, Gabriel Emmanuel Udom, played the perfect protege on May 30, 2015, by naming the stadium after the immediate past governor, Godswill Akpabio.
The all-important 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Algeria will be staged in this same venue on Saturday, November 12.