The controversial Nigerian National League (NNL) Super Eight playoff has once again been postponed, but by two days, www.aclsports.com reports.
The commencement of the 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season has been held up by the protracted battle by the second tier NNL to get eight teams promoted to the top division as against the stipulated four.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had on December 20 fixed the Super 8 playoffs for January 3, 2019 with the NPFL slated to commence on the 13th of January.
In a new twist however, the Nigerian National League (NNL) have written to the NFF for the postponement of the Super 8 by two days, i.e to the 5th of January, as against the January 3 date.
The fresh postponement according to the NNL is to allow the eight teams effect the resolutions of a meeting held with the NFF top hierarchy on December 27 in Lagos.
Three teams; Real Stars of Kaduna, Gombe United of Gombe and Delta Force of Asaba look confirmed for the playoff while uncertainty still surrounds the participation of the other five teams: Kada FC, Insurance FC, Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC), Remo Stars and Kogi United.
“No team in Aba yet, as at last check.
“An official of one of the clubs has confirmed that the NFF has accepted the NNL’s request, so competition should begin on the 5th. Arrival deadline is Friday 4th January,” said sports journalist Zazi Bariza.