National League Season Now Begins 15 Feb

The 2013/2014 season of the Nigeria National League, earlier scheduled to commence this weekend, will now start on Saturday, 15 February, according to NNL Chairman, Chief Emeka Inyama.
After a meeting with President of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari in Abuja on Thursday, Inyama disclosed that an agreement has been reached to move the kick-off date by three weeks.
“We looked at a number of challenges on ground, and came to the conclusion that it would serve all the stakeholders and the National League body itself well to postpone the commencement of the season by a few weeks.
“The NFF President gave us assurance that within a few weeks, the Federation would be able to assist the NNL with some money for purpose of payment of indemnities of match officials.
“This burden has been borne previously by the Clubs, and they have made it clear they are no longer able to shoulder the responsibility, added to the fact that it is rather untidy for the Clubs to be paying indemnities of match officials”, Inyama explained.
Also at the meeting were NFF General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu, Director of Competitions, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, Assistant Director (Communications), Mr. Ademola Olajire and Special Assistant to GS, Dr. Christian Emeruwa.
NNL Board Members present were Hon. Kunle Soname, Mr. Emmanuel Zira, Mr. Nuhu Tanko and Mallam Dodo Isa, alongside the Executive Secretary, Mr. Lawrence Katken.

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