Rivers United football club have received approval from the League Management Company (LMC) to stage Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) League matches at their home stadium in Rivers State this season.
The “Pride of Rivers” had to play their home TotalEnergies CAF Confederations Cup additional playoff round game against Egyptian club Al Masry away from the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium due to insufficiencies with the ground.
However, after using the Enyimba International stadium as home ground the last time out – Rivers United are now able to play NPFL fixtures in their home city.
The Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium ground has undergone radical renovation and the LMC confirmed on Thursday it is now fit for purpose.
The body, in a letter dated 23rd December, 2021, and signed by the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Salihu Abubakar, the approval is consequent upon the repairs and renovations carried out at the stadium.
According to LMC’s letter, “consequent upon the repairs and renovations carried out at the stadium particularly the provision of proper technical benches for teams and match officials, as well as other repairs, approval is thereby granted for Rivers United FC to host it’s 2021/2022 NPFL matches at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium Port Harcourt”
The 2021/2022 NPFL season enters Matchday two this weekend, with Rivers United FC hosting Katsina United in her first home match of the season.