The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FIFA and CAF certified synthetic pitch installation firm, Alansmith Nigeria Limited, Joshua Adamu has revealed that French drain system he installed at the FC Ebedei Stadium in Sagamu can not make it waterlogged when matches are played in the rain.
It rained during the high profile Ogunjobi Gold Cup pre-season tourney game between 3SC and Tornadoes and the pitch was not waterlogged.
Waterlogged pitches are a common site in many of our stadia, thereby forcing the match officials and organizers of competitions to reschedule such matches.
Alansmith’s job quality at the FC Ebedei Stadium have left coaches, players of teams competing in the preseason marveled.
Adamu in a chat with Ogunjobi Gold Cup Media said, “Waterlogging of pitches is a subject of drainage and I have always been an advocate for quality and a good base. What is under the pitch is as important as what is on top. For FC Ebedei Stadium we have a French drain under the turf to ensure good drainage and allow the player to still have a flat playing surface.
“The FC Ebedei pitch is a FIFA 2-star rated pitch with shock pads and 60mm grass carefully and professionally laid. So it’s a case of professionalism and quality.
“The quality of materials speak volumes and our team of professionals maintain standards. Like you will notice we are key to delivering world-class service more than publicity. So our good works will speak for us.
“Life span is a subject of use and maintenance, but we go with the international practice where we give seven to 10 years warranty.
“Alansmith is major player in sports construction so from stadium seats to all sporting surfaces, acrylic, PP Floors and various synthetic grasses for different sports from soccer, hockey basketball, tennis and all sports generally from concept to drawing and construction.”
Asked how the competition has been for his brand with others in the synthetic pitch business.
“For us at Alansmith Nigeria we believe that the sky is big enough for all to fly, we just concentrate on delivering quality and timely service to our client with out breaking the bank and not compromising on international accepted standard.”