Three Football Clubs in Plateau has began use of the Multi-billion naira Jos Stadium to three football clubs in the state for training purpose.
The three clubs are Plateau United Football Club, Mighty Jets Football Club and JUTH Football Club, which are playing in the Nigeria National League.
The Commissioner of Sports, Mr James Yakubu told journalists that “since the stadium was half completed, with the pitch ready over a year now, there is need for it to be put to test.
“Government approached the contractor, who did not object to our request, so we thrown open, the gate of the stadium to our three reputable clubs to train on its fantastic artificial turf.
According to him, “It is just for them to have a feel of the turf; this is just a pre-trial to see what stuff the pitch is made of.”
Also speaking, the General Manager, Plateau United, Mr. Bitrus Bewarang described the decision of the state Government as a “welcome development”.
“This will afford our players the opportunity to have a feel of what an artificial turf is, more so that our next league match will be on a similar turf.
“We are taking on Zamfara United on Sunday at Tafawa Balewa Stadium, whose pitch is also artificial,” he said.
Bewarang commended the state government for taken the bold step to complete the stadium that was abandoned over 30 years ago by past administrations.