The ground currently is home ground to four I-League clubs, but it may be unavailable for play as it is set for renovation work for next year's Lusofonia GamesThe clubs from Goa that are participating in the ongoing season of the I-League will be meeting to decide a plan of action on how their remaining league matches would be staged at the Nehru Stadium at Fatorda, Goa. The stadium is set to undergo renovation for the Lusofonia Games, which is to be held at Goa in November 2013.
Sources from the Goa Football Association (GFA) and certain club representatives told The Navhind Times that the meeting would be held at Dempo House at Panaji and that Elvis Gomes, the Executive Director of the Sports Authority of Goa (SAG) is expected to be present.
The matches of the Goan clubs that are in question, may be moved to the Tilak Maidan in Vasco or at the Duler Stadium in Mapusa. However, most of the clubs' representatives were not in favour of this idea.
"Tilak Maidan pitch at Vasco is reported to be ready but other works are still going on there at a snail’s pace," said a representative of one of the clubs. Also they added that the Duler ground has an uneven surface and is not suitable for playing I-League matches.
Most of these representatives called for a decision to allow I-League matches to be held at the Nehru Stadium for atleast another 15 to 20 days by which time any pending work at the Tilak Maidan would be completed.
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