United rivers have received approval from the League Management Company to host league matches at their stadium in Port Harcourt this season.
The “Pride of Rivers” played their CAF Confederation Cup match against the Egyptian Al Masry at the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba after the continental body ruled the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium unfit to host their matches.
However, after intensive work on the stadium, LMC has confirmed that it is now fit to host league games for the season.
The body, in a letter dated December 23, 2021 and signed by Chief Operating Officer (COO) Salihu Abubakar, said the approval follows repairs and renovations carried out at the stadium.
According to the letter from LMC, “following the repairs and renovations carried out in the stadium, in particular the provision of suitable technical benches for teams and match officials, as well as other repairs, approval is granted to the Rivers United FC to host him in 2021/22 NPFL matches at Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium in Port Harcourt »
The 2021/2022 NPFL season kicks off Matchday 2 this weekend, with Rivers United FC welcoming Katsina United in their first home game of the season.