The Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong has approved the renovation of Rwang Pam Township Stadium, Jos to be used by state-owned Plateau United for their CAF Champions League home games, the sportsbay.com reports.
It will be recalled that during the 2017 CAF Champions League season, the ‘Peace Boys’ as they are known played their matches away from home after the Confederation of African Football rejected the Rwang Pam Township Stadium.
It was however gathered that the governor has approved N2bn for the renovation of the stadium.
“The government has promised to commence renovation of the Rwang Pang stadium. If you recall, Plateau United did not play their continental home games in Jos in 2017 for several reasons, but the governor has stated clearly that the team will play all their home matches in Jos and that every facility will be put in place.” General Manager, Plateau United, Pius Henwan told Punch.
According to the state Commissioner for Sports, Victor Lapang, the state government will want to adopt a design-and-build plan.
“The design will be out tomorrow (today). We have written to the Bureau of Procurement as we want to follow due process so funds can be released.
“(There’s) no tentative figure for the renovation of the Rwang Pang stadium but we have a CAF requirement and we want to take advantage of the need to play thereby fixing the basketball court, the tennis court and the tracks and indoor sports hall, but the primary aim is the main bowl.
“For the new Jos Stadium, according to the ministry of housing and the bill of quantity, it will cost N6.4bn. So, it’s not practicable right now,” he said.