NPFL declares 3SC Stadium “unfit for matches” as new season approaches


The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has declared the stadium of Shooting Stars Sporting Club (3SC) unsuitable for hosting matches in the upcoming 2024/25 season.

The Lekan Salami Stadium which was renovated in 2021 by the Oyo State government, was incorporated with cutting edge technologies and FIFA recommended grass.

However, this didn’t prevent the NPFL from finding the stadium lacking necessary standards.

The announcement was made via their official website with 3SC being just one of the seven clubs slammed with the same judgement.

The other clubs include: Sunshine Stars, Kwara United, Plateau United, Niger Tornadoes, Abia Warriors and newly promoted El-Kanemi Warriors.

The NPFL informed the clubs via letter, stating issues such as the poor condition of the field and the lack of broadcast support facilities.

NPFL Chief Operating Officer (COO), David Owumi, stated that clubs who fail to meet the required standards would have to play at alternative stadiums for the upcoming season.

He also urged the clubs to do a self-review of their facilities to ensure they meet the necessary requirements for approval.


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