League body suspends Umuahia, Owerri, Lokoja stadiums

Posted on Feb 18 2018 - 11:55am by admin

Idris Adesina

The League Management Company has suspended the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, the 27 August Stadium, Damaturu, Umuahia Stadium and the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja, for two weeks each to enable repair works to be done on them.

The body on Twitter on Saturday said the stadiums were suspended after officials reported that their pitches were not good enough for Nigeria Professional Football League matches.

LMC said the stadiums would be inspected after two weeks to decide if they can then host league matches, adding that the clubs should look for alternative venues to host their home matches.

“The Dan Anyiam Stadium is suspended for two weeks for poor playing pitch. Heartland will have to work on the pitch and hold no activity on the facility for the period. It will be inspected after work is completed to ascertain if it can host matches,” the LMC wrote.

“Confluence Stadium, Lokoja has also been suspended for two weeks for poor condition of playing pitch. Niger Tornadoes will have to pick an alternative home venue while work is carried on the facility. Tornadoes will start playing their home games at an alternative venue from Matchday 10. It is advised no activity should hold at the Confluence Stadium for the two-week period.

“The 27th of August Stadium, Damaturu is also suspended for two weeks following reports by match officials that the pitch is not in good condition for NPFL games. A team of inspectors will visit the 27th of August Stadium after completion of work on the facility to make sure it can host games.

“The Umuahia Township Stadium has been suspended from hosting NPFL games for two weeks following reports by match officials that the pitch is not in good condition. Abia Warriors have also been told to nominate an alternative venue for their home games with effect from Matchday 10.”

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