Nigeria National League Ends Saturday
.Week 30 Matches Hold Simultaneously
To ensure equity and fairness to all teams, the management of Nigeria National League, (NNL) has ordered that all week 30 matches be played simultaneously across the country this Saturday, 31 August, 2013.
|*NNL boss, Emeka Inyama
The decision to hold the matches at the same time on same day is to forestall the incidence of match-fixing and avoid an undue advantage to any of the clubs in the league no matter their positions in the league.
NNL Chairman, Chief Emeka Inyama who disclosed this to the press in Abuja on Monday, also said the Nigeria Premier League top referees will take charge of the matches, while independent assessors will be deployed to match venues to monitor the performances of the officiating officials and conducts of the players, coaching crew and fans.
According to him, “These measures are being put in place to avoid any form of complain from participating clubs, especially those seeking for promotion to the Premier League and others fighting against relegation to the lower tier of the Nigeria League”.
Inyama commended the NNL and all the clubs for the huge successes recorded this season, boasting that never in the recent past had teams secured higher number of away victories without any incident of crowd troubles to molest the away clubs.
He however revealed that the NNL board will meet soon to announce the date for the commencement of the 2013/2014 league season.