The home grounds submitted for assessment by seven Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs have been adjudged not suitable to host matches of the 2022/23 season except they improve conditions of stated areas where defects were observed by stadium facility inspectors.
According to the SunNewsonline , Plateau United and Gombe United are yet to submit to the facility inspections and have not communicated any reasons for their failure to do so.
However, Lobi Stars, Abia Warriors, Enugu Rangers, Wikki Tourists, Niger Tornadoes, Sunshine Stars and El-kanemi Warriors are the seven clubs that have been notified that their facilities fell short of the Club Licensing requirements.
Worst hit however, are Lobi Stars, Abia Warriors and Niger Tornadoes which the inspectors noted in separate reports require serious and extensive makeover works to meet required minimal standards for approval.
Recall that the Ministry of Sports inaugurated Interim Management Committee (IMC) who will be in charge of orgainsation of the League for this season pending when new League Management is constituted by the Nigeria Football Federation. This after the League Management Company (LMC) who was licenced to run the league was declared illegal and by the Ministry of Sports.
The 2022/23 Nigeria Professional Football League do not have a kick-off date yet.