CEO of Monimichelle, a sports facility construction outfit, Ebi Egbe has expressed delight over the award bestowed on him by organisers of Nigeria Pitch Award last weekend in Uyo.
Egbe was honoured for his efforts at changing the face of Nigerian playing turfs and bringing state of the art technology to the country.
The Bayelsa-born sports facility expert had after receiving the award said it would spur him to do more for the country.
“I am happy my modest contribution to the game is being appreciated. This is an award that would propel us to do more,” Egbe said.
Egbe who is also a FIFA match agent said his vision is to see the country boast of the kind of good playing surfaces that are in Europe.
“I don’t see any reason why Nigeria shouldn’t gave good pitches. That is the biggest problem facing the game in the country and our vision in Monimichelle is to change all that,” Egbe said.
He thanked organisers of the award for making integrity their watchword, pointing out that this informs why the nation’s soccer governing body has endorsed the award.