Plateau may lose home ground

Plateau United may lose its home ground as the Jos based club returns to Premier League action this weekend.



Plateau United, relegated at the end of the 2004 league season have returned to the Premier League and host Dolphins in a week 1 match on Saturday but may not be allowed to use the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos, their traditional home ground.



The stadium clearly does not meet the requirements for the Premier League and plans are on the way to move their games to the Abubarkar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi which is just about an hour away.



A source at the NPL told naijafootball247 that Plateau United will certainly not play their early games in Jos “because the stadium there does not meet the requirements to host Premier League games.”



“Remember that the monitoring team had to look at the state of the pitch, the dressing room and how television friendly the stadium is and after inspection there were question marks surrounding Rwang Pam.




“By Tuesday, we will surely announce their temporary venue but all I can say now is that it could be Bauchi because that is the closet to Jos that will certainly meet the requirements.”




Plateau United's Technical Adviser, Ndubuisi Nduka

The stadium in Bauchi is home to relegated Wikki Tourist and was used to host matches during the World Youth Championships in 1999, the All Africa Games in 2003 and the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2009.



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