NNL orders Kogi Utd, others to play Last 2-Matches Simultaneously

nnlThe Nigeria National League (NNL) has ordered that all the last two matches involving Kogi United and others in the current season to be played simultaneously across the country.

Chairman of the League Board, High Chief Emeka Inyama who revealed this yesterday in his office in Abuja said that the decision is to avoid the allegations of untoward acts of match-fixing that always occur at the end of the season.

According to him, the incidence of match-fixing will be curbed if the matches are played at the same time across the nation, pointing out that teams get desperate to win at all cost towards the end of the season.

The NNL boss also disclosed that his Board has decided to make public the names of match officials for each of the remaining two matches three days to the time to ensure there are no inhibitions to a free and fair officiating at different centres.

“We are aware that towards the end of every season some clubs will either be fighting to gain promotion or avoid relegation. This situation has always created a state of desperation leading to some acts inimical to good of the game, hence we have decided to play each of the two remaining matches on the same day across the country”, he said.

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