The Chairman of the Delta State Sports Commission, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, says the state government will sanction the contractor handling the construction of the Sapele Stadium, if it defaults on the date of completion of the stadium.

Mr. Pinnick spoke when he led officials of the sports commission to inspect ongoing work at the stadium.

Expressing displeasure at the pace of job at the Sapele Stadium, Mr. Pinnick said there has not been much improvement on the job since the commission's last visit.

He noted that the manpower on ground is not adequate and from his findings he does not think the April 30 deadline could be met.

The Delta State Sports Commission boss commended the quality of job done, adding that Sapele is a major hub in discovering young athletes for the state, apart from the fact that they deserve to get the dividends of democracy.

The project manager Mr. Emiade Thomas stated that the project was 75 percent completed and it will be completed by the end of April.

He disclosed that apart from the VIP stand that is covered, all other stands in the stadium will be open, while the pitch will be natural grass.

Some work men were seen at the site, especially at the playing pitch.