The management of the Nigeria National League (NNL) have decided that all the week 30 matches will be played simultaneously across the country this Saturday, August 31 as the lower tier 2012/2013 league season ends in bid to ensure equity and fairness to all teams.
The decision to hold the matches at the same time on the same day is to forestall the incidence of match-fixing and avoid an undue advantage to any club no matter the position on the league table.
NNL Chairman, Emeka Inyama who disclosed this to the press in Abuja also said Nigeria Premiership League top referees will take charge of the matches while independent assessors will be deployed to match venues to monitor the performances of the officials and conducts of the players, coaching crew and fans.
“These measures are being put in place to avoid any kind of complain from clubs especially those seeking for promotion to the premiership and others fighting 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 teams had 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.