NPFL 2019/2020 Cancellation: Lobi Stars Make A U-turn, Accept Decision

NPFL 2019/2020 Cancellation: Lobi Stars Make A U-turn, Accept Decision

By Amaechi Agbo

After weeks of barrages of media releases denouncing and criticising the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL Club Owners’ decision to cancel the 2019/2020 season through a vote of 17-3 in favour, Lobi Stars have accepted the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF’s decision to approve the cancellation of the league and adoption of Point Per Game, PPG system to determine the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup representatives, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report

In a release Friday and personally signed by the Lobi Stars chairman, Mike Idoko said that the club we opposed the application of the PPG as it stood as an obstacle to their dreams of being in the continent next year

The club accepted the final decision of the NFF “without ill feelings and wish all the clubs that emerged as continental representatives 2020/2021 best of luck and God’s guidance to do well in their respective CAF inter-club championships,” part of the statement read.

“Following The NFF and other stake holders virtual meeting held on Friday 10th July, 2020 which adopt the the voting opinion of the club owners of both the NPFL and NNL, Lobi Stars Football Club Makurdi in the spirit of sportsmanship do hereby congratulate the three top ranking clubs that emerged 2020/2021 CAF Inter-club representatives through the instrumentality of the Points Per Game mechanism.

“As a club we had opposed the application of the PPG as it stood as an obstacle to our dreams of been in the continent next year, but no matter how rational our opinion is can not pass the test of time if majority of the stake holders hold a contrary opinion, wrongly or rightly.

“We hereby accept the final decision of the NFF without ill feelings and wish all the clubs that emerged as continental representatives 2020/2021 best of luck and God’s guidance to do well in their respective CAF inter-club championships.

“We had fought for what we felt was right but right can not always be in the majority as well as majority may not always be right but could always carry the day where the voice of majority becomes the yard stick.

“Lobi Stars will always be in the fore front of supporting the growth of Nigeria Football and remain law abiding to both The LMC and NFF in the interest of all.

“We declare the end result as a case of no victor, no vanquish! There will always be another chance some other time as our belief in God goes to say God’s time is the best,” the Chairman said.

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