Abia Warriors, Heartland pick alternative match venues for league matches

March 2nd, 2018

As an aftermath of the recent ban of their grounds by the League Management Company (LMC), the duo of Abia Warriors of Umuahia and Heartland FC of Owerri have picked alternative match venues for their home matches against Kwara United and Lobi Stars respectively.

Abia Warriorsa�� coach, Patrick Ngwaogu disclosed that the Warriors will play at the Krisdera Hotel Stadium, Omoku for their Sunday league tie as well as their subsequent home matches pending the completion of the rehabilitation of the Umuahia Township Stadium.

a�?We are going to be making use of the Krisdera Hotel Stadium for our game with Kwara United. We do not plan to play too many home games there. Work is ongoing on the Umuahia Stadium and very soon we will be going back homea�?.

Also Heartland coach, Ramson Madu has confirmed that the Naze Millionaires will host Lobi Stars on Sundayat the Ifeanyi Ubah Stadium, Nnewi after the management of the club was able to reach an agreement with the owners of their would-be temporary playing turf. a�?We have been told that we are going to use Nnewi for our next home game with Lobi Stars. We do not expect to play more than a match there because serious work is presently being done on the Dan Anyiam Stadium,a�? Madu told Goal.

a�?To show our seriousness, we have not been using the pitch for our training sessions at all. The stadium has been left to rest since we heard of the verdict from the LMC. Our stadium should wear a new look before our next home game after our away trip to MFM.a�?

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