Nigeria Premier, National Leagues games resume September 17

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The League Management Company (LMC) has announced that Nigeria Premier League matches will resume on September 17, 2014 after crisis in the Nigerian football has experienced relative peace.

Aminu Maigari returned to office following the vacation of Chris Giwa from office on the insistence of the world football governing body.

A top official of the LMC told Goal that with an end to the imbroglio in the football house, Week 26 matches of the premier league would be played on September 17.

“The league will resume on September 17 with Week 26 ties and the rest subsequently as we have it in our programme,” he told Goal.

“We are happy that peace is returning to Nigerian football and we don’t have any reason to keep Nigerians starving of premier league matches.

“The referees have stated their resolve to honour league matches again and that is a good news,” he concluded.

Similarly, the Nigeria National League has announced that it league matches will also resume on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

The second tier league games was put on hold following an industrial strike embarked upon by the Nigeria Referees Association, two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, the President of the Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) Ahmed Maude said it was his joy to see the end of impunity adding that the renewed peace in the football house should be dedicated to Nigerians who are lovers of due process.

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