The Nationwide League 2020/2021 Nigeria (NNL) did not launch as anticipated on Friday as the 2 scheduled matches couldn’t be held because of the lack of look of match officers.
The EFCC Soccer Membership of Abuja was to host FC Taraba in Abuja in an A1 match of the Northern Convention.
Malumfashi FC additionally needed to host Zamfara United in a Group A2 motion in Malumfashi.
However each events weren’t even capable of maintain on because the referees for the matches refused to seem.
Groups on the Abuja venue, Space 3 soccer Pitch, confirmed up for the sport, whereas a lot of spectators and several other others confirmed up.
Nonetheless it’s realized that officers have refused to reveal to protest the non-payment of sure cash by the NNL Secretariat for a while.
When contacted, NNL Operations Director (COO) Emmanuel Adesanya confirmed the dearth of get together members in each areas.
He additionally confirmed that get together officers weren’t on the get together venues attributable to a protest for non-payment of any cash owed by the organizers of the league.
We all know that match appointments had been made by the Referees Committee of the Soccer Federation of Nigeria (NFF), whereas we additionally heard right now that the referees didn’t present up for the matches.
“However we’re treating the state of affairs appropriately, and we’re holding discussions with all events concerned,” Adesanya mentioned.
He assured that by the top of Friday all the issues in battle could be resolved.
“We need to resolve all points by Friday evening in order that right now’s video games are performed Saturday morning in each areas.”
The NNL’s CON mentioned that this might additionally assist be sure that the opposite Match Day 1 matches scheduled for Saturday within the league aren’t disrupted.
We wish this small interruption to stay as it’s – a small interruption. “As soon as we are able to have the referees on the sector on Saturday morning, we are going to do it, and the league will proceed as deliberate earlier than,” he mentioned.