The doors of the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba in September were thrown open on Sunday August 26, 2018 with a novelty match between Ex-Enyimba players & 1998 Super Eagles squad. The match which was captained by Uche Okechukwu, had in attendance, the likes of Ike Shorunmu, Austin Eguavoen, Taribo West, Dan Amokachi, Samson Siasia, Tijani Babangida, Mutiu Adepoju, Garba Lawal to mention a few
Gov Okezie Ikpeazu (he plays football every weekend) took the ceremonial kick-off after which both sides traded tackles. It was highly entertaining & the ex Eagles still had moves. The game ended 1-0 in favour of ex Enyimba Stars.
The fully refurbished, 20,000 seating capacity stadium is now awaiting re-certification by NFF and CAF to resume hosting NPLF and CAF matches. It was reconstructed by an indigenous Sports Company Monimichelle Sports Nig Ltd with Ebi Egbe from Bayelsa State as CEO. He renovated Sampson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa.