Again, Nigeria National League Matches Suspended
By Amaechi Agbo
Nigeria’s second tier league, the NIgeria National League, NNL has once again suspended matches in Groups A2 Northern Conference and B2 Southern Conference of the 2020/2021 season, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
The suspension of the groups’ matches was due to pending appeal cases involving four clubs in the two groups.
Announcing the suspension of the final matches in the two groups on Wednesday, the NNL management noted that the hiatus became inevitable following appeal cases between Kogi United against Malumfashi FC and Go Round FC against 3SC.
The release signed by the Chief Operating Officer, Emmanuel Adesanya said the suspension became imperative in norder to streamline the league season to end simultaneously.
Below is the content of the circular sent to State Football Associations and affected clubs.
“PLACEMENT OF LAST GROUP A2 & B1 MATCHES ON HOLD.
“Please accept the compliments and warm sporting regards from the Chairman, Management and staff of the Nigeria National League (NNL).
“We sincerely regret to inform you that following appeal cases filed by Kogi Utd FC against Malumfashi FC and Go Round FC against 3SC respectively the last group A2 & BE matches is hereby placed on hold until che cases are dispensed.
“This decision has become necessary in order to have a just conclusion of the 2020/2021 group matches given the keen battle to gain promotion and avoid demotion by clubs in these groups.
“The Nigeria National League is working assiduously to ensure that these cases are dispensed as carly as possible to allow the last group matches to be played simultaneously.
“The Management of Nigeria National League however regrets the inconveniences this position may cause all clubs concerned.”
It could be recalled that Group B2 Matches of the Southern Conference were suspended in June following Bendel Insurance refusal to honour their league matches over attack by Remo Stars in Ogun State.