Following the two matchday suspension given to the Umuahia Township stadium by the League Management Company (LMC), the management of Abia Warriors Football Club have opted for the KrisDera Stadium as their temporary home ground.
According to a statement released by the media officer of the club, Igwe Onuoha, the Umuahia based club will move to Omoku to host their next Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game.
Abia Warriors last played in Umuahia on matchday nine, recording an impressive 3-1 victory over visiting Yobe Desert Stars.
ABIA WARRIORS FOOTBALL CLUB OF UMUAHIA HAVE CHOSEN THE KRISDERA HOTEL STADIUM, OMOKU, RIVERS STATE AS THEIR TEMPORARY HOME GROUND IN THE ON-GOING 2017/18 NIGERIA PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE CAMPAIGN.
— Abia Warriors FC (@AbiaWarriors) February 28, 2018
With stadiums in Aba, Umuahia and Owerri not ready to host NPFL games and the Adokie Amesieamaka Stadium out of reach, the club chose Omoku to avoid the clash of matches with Rivers United who use the Yakubu Gowon stadium.
This means that Abia State, that boasts of two NPFL clubs, Enyimba International and Abia Warriors, will have no games played in the state until the stadium ban is lifted.
Enyimba FC have been playing outside Aba since the beginning of the 2015/2016 season, moving from Umuahia to Port Harcourt before settling down at the U. J. Esuene in Calabar due to the incompletion of the Enyimba stadium in Aba.