Monday, December 27, 2010

Juth - Kano Pillars game in doubt

The Week 9 game of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) between Jos University Teaching Hospital (Juth) Football Club and Kano Pillars could be moved away from the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos.
The other option before the NPL is to call off the game and reschedule for a new date due to time constraint.
The Premier League is yet to make an official statement concerning the venue following the bombings that took place in the city of Jos on Christmas eve.
It was reported that scores of persons lost their lives in the December 24 bombings in the troubled city in central Nigeria.
But Acting Executive Secretary of the Premier League in Nigeria, Tunji Babalola, told that the situation in Jos is being monitored.
"It is sad to say that this is happening at this time. But the NPL is monitoring the situation in Jos," Babalola said.
However, the acting scribe of the NPL made it clear that the league body will not hesitate in moving the game away from the Rwang Pam Stadium if concerns are cited over security reasons.
"The safety of players and officials as well as fans are paramount to us at the NPL. If the NPL feels that Jos cannot host the game between Juth and Kano Pillars, then another venue will be sourced for," said Babalola.
The game between Juth FC and Kano Pillars is one of the five games fixed for New Year's Day.

‎​WEEK 9 Fixtures
January 1, 2011
Juth FC v Kano Pillars
Niger Tornadoes v Bukola Babes
Kwara Utd v Ocean Boys
Gombe Utd v 3SC
Sharks v Enyimba
January 2, 2011
Crown FC v Dolphins
Heartland v Lobi Stars
Enugu Rangers v Plateau Utd
Warri Wolves v Zamfara Utd
Kaduna Utd v Sunshine Stars

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