By Raphael Ekpang and Jack Moses Ekwe-Ekwe
Nnewi based Nigeria National League (NNL) side, Goddosky International Football Club, have expressed its readiness ahead of the kick-off of the 2020/21 season. The players and officials of the club also pledged to adhere to the COVID-10 guidelines as directed by the NNL.
The club Technical Adviser, Coach Edmond Nduka in a text message said, his wards are battle ready, but pleaded with the management to give priority to officiating if they must have a good season.
Nduka who led his wards to 1-2 loss to Delta Force at Ogwarshi Ukwu, Delta State in a pre-season match said, his boys outplayed their hosts but loss to bad officiating.
“The officiating was really terrible; the referee really messed up the game with indecisive, but rather, induced decisions from the Chairman of Delta Force FC.
“I hope we don’t encounter this can of officiating when the league kicks off properly,” he said.
However, the leadership of league had insisted that it will enforce to the latter guidelines to protect against the spread of COVID-19 as the kick off date for the League beckons, this is following nine new guidelines sent to its forty six clubs.
Some of the guidelines include, a Coronavirus tests for the players and team officials before the commencement of the new season and the test must be repeated on monthly basis to ensure continuous check of the novel virus.
Also all clubs must provide face masks, hand sanitizers and hand washing facility in their various camps and home venues among others.
Meanwhile, Nduka stated that the chairman/founder of Goddosky Int’l FC, Chief Godwin Eloka Agbasimelo has made everything available for the club, adding that the players and officials are set for the COVID-19 test as directed by the NNL management.
Having its Recalled that after the Annual General Meeting ( AGM) the NNL held at Abakaliki in Ebonyi State,the league body announced January 30th as the kick off date of the league.