The Interim Management Committee (IMC) has released a list of approved venues for the 2022/2023 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).
Former champions, Rangers and Lobi Stars have failed to meet the infrastructure requirements of the NPFL club licensing regulation.
This means they will be playing their home matches at venues approved by the IMC.
Three other clubs, Nasarawa United, Kwara United and Niger Tornadoes also failed the requirements.
The affected clubs failed to provide up-to-standard stadium facilities to host matches based on requirements of the club licensing.
Davidson Owumi, head of operations of the IMC said that in strict adherence to the provisions of the NPFL Club Licensing Regulation, clubs that fail requirements will be held accountable.
“We want to get it right from the start and this can only be achieved when the rules are followed”, he insisted.
The 2022/23 NPFL season will kick-off on January 8.