El-Kanemi Warriors have been given the greenlight to return to their home ground in Maiduguri for their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches.
According to the club chairman, Mohammed Zanna said the League Management Company has granted them permission to move back to home venue.
He explained: “We want to thank the LMC for showing understanding in granting us this request to return home. We will play Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) on Sunday in Maiduguri and the state government has given the LMC asssurances on this game.
“At the same time, the (Borno) state government will take up the bill for flying in the away team as a way to convince everyone that our home ground is safe for playing football again. This will continue for a few games. The away team (3SC), as I speak to you, will be flying in from Abuja to Maiduguri and we have our people as well as security on ground at the airport to receive them,”
This is first time that El-Kanemi will play a league game at the Maiduguri stadium since 2013 in the wake of security concerns in Borno following pockets of attacks on the city by fighters.