NNL Debunks Match-fixing Rumour At Super 8, As Insurance Vows Not To Be Distracted
By Our correspondent
The Nigeria National League, NNL has debunked insinuations and rumour making rounds over unsubstantiatedly reported match fixing at the ongoing Super 8 in Enugu.
Report emerged that clubs are engaging in manipulative tendencies with Bendel Insurance accused of orchestraying the plan.
However, the NNL management has come out to deny the report describing it as frivolous.
NNL’s media officer, Amar Ignis in a statement on Thursday said all the eight clubs in Enugu are enjoying a level playing field.foe the Super 8 adding that there is no truth in the said report.
“The report about match fixing is to say the least frivolous. There is no truth in the report. All the clubs are enjoying a level playing field and officiating so far has been near perfect,” Amar stated.
He stressed that NNL’s only interest is to see the best four teams gain promotion to the elite division of the nation’s domestic league.
“We are in Enugu to ensure that the best four teams qualify for the NPFL. Those peddling allegations of match fixing are only being mischievous,” Amar insisted.
Meanwhile, Bendel Insurance on their part stated that it is simply wicked for anybody to accuse the club of not playing to the rule.
The club’s Media Officer Kehinde Osagiede said Insurance players would not be distracted.
“We are focusing on the task ahead and we are here to get the job done by fair means,” he was quoted.
Insurance will face Ekiti United in a must win game after the 2-1 defeat they suffered in the hands of 3SC in their very first game.