Enyimba of Aba will now be known and addressed as Enyimba of Calabar for the 2017 football season.
According to the chairman of the club, Felix Anyasi-Agwu, the UJ Esuene Sports Stadium in Calabar, the Cross River state capital, would now serve as the home ground of the team.
“Calabar would be our home ground as the Aba Stadium is under reconstruction,” he said.
“Enyimba is in Calabar to stay. We will stay in Calabar until the end of the season. We want Calabar to be our home. We don’t want to be treated as outsiders.
“The team would be fully based in Calabar and would not have to be travelling from Aba down here for our home matches. I know we are called Enyimba of Aba, but now we are Enyimba of Calabar.
“We have met with all stakeholders to seek cooperation and synergy to work as a team. We also urge for massive support for the team. Our coming here would be of immense benefit to the state. We are here to contribute positively to the development of Cross River.
“It would not be nice for us to feel that we are not at home. We ask for support and we would make you proud.”
Enyimba will host Sunshine Stars of Akure in Calabar on Sunday, January 15 in their first match of the new Nigerian Professional League (NPFL) season.