Nigeria Football Crisis: NNL Super Eight postponed, again

Nigeria Football Crisis: NNL Super Eight postponed, again

The highly contentious Nigerian National League (NNL) end-of-the-season Super Eight playoffs has once again been postponed, reports www.aclsports.com.

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) had directed all eight teams initially offered promotion by the NNL to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to converge in Aba, South East Nigeria for their playoffs but only three teams showed up.

Real Stars, Gombe United and Delta Force reported for the tournament but Remo Stars, Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC), Kogi United, Insurance and Remo Stars stayed away, citing lack of sufficient playing personnel.

After the tournament failed to start as scheduled on Wednesday, a meeting was held on Thursday morning, presided over by a representative from the Football Federation on the way forward for the competition.

Aclsports learnt that it was agreed and communicated to the clubs that the competition has been shifted by two weeks to “allow the other teams assemble their squads for the competition.”

An official of Gombe United who preferred not to have his name in the prints told us that the Federation assured the three teams that came to Aba for the competition of reimbursing parts of their mileage.

With the Super Eight – now scheduled to start on January 2, 2019 – still hanging in the balance, it remains to be seen when the 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season will commence.

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