FIFA consultant inspects state artificial turf

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IMPHAL, September 9: FIFA turf consultant Anthony Apparially who arrived yesterday in the state inspected the laying of the artificial turf football ground at the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex.

The final testing took more than three hours and the report will be sent to FIFA for certification.

As of now there is no final decision on the condition of the ground.

Meanwhile, All Manipur Football Association representatives met with the state Chief Minister and communicated on the various infrastructure lacking in the stadium.

According to a AMFA representative, the CM should some positive responses. The CM assured the team that he would take up the matter with the concern departments.

The Artificial Turf had been constructed in the state under the ‘Win in India with India project” under FIFA fundings. The laying of the turf was done by Lemonta Sports, Italy.

Work on the artificial turf laying had started on July 2010, though the state government had submitted the proposal for the project in 2009.FIFA had altogether picked four stadiums in the country including the one at the Khuman Lampak for the project.

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