The League Management Company, LMC, has officially notified clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football league that most of the stadia with natural pitch will be suspended from hosting league games after owners of those stadia failed to comply with the league body’s directives.
The LMC sent their inspection team to various league venues both natural and artificial turfs and report shows that only Enyimba International Stadium in Aba managed to scale through the test while others must do something if they want to avoid sanction.
Some of the stadia with natural pitch that are likely to be affected if the ban is upheld include Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, Umuahia Township Stadium, Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos, Uyo Township Stadium, Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan, Gabros International Stadium among others.
A top source within the LMC also told Goal that the league body would soon clamp down on these stadia and others that have failed to work on the home grounds to meet up with the minimum requirements directed by the LMC.
Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt, Warri City Stadium, Warri, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu amongst others are among the astro-turf pitches in Nigeria but league organisers said the one in Bauchi is lacking some facilities to host premier league matches and the management of Wikki Tourists have been notified that their stadium’s flaws be corrected before the next inspection.

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