NNL settle for abridged league, set Jan. 30, 2021 for kick-off

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Gabriel Kekong

The Nigeria National League (NNL) has adopted the abridge league format of four groups for the 2020/21 season, fixed January 30, 2021 for the kick-off date.

This was contained in the communiqué issued at the end of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the second tie league held in Abakaliki, the capital city of Ebonyi State last week Friday.

The communiqué reads in part, “The AGM praised the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for its usual support and fatherly guide to make NNL the Most Important League in Nigeria. 

 “The Meeting welcomed the presence and support of Premier Lotto (Baba Ijebu) for identifying with the NNL and their readiness to do business with the Nigeria National League going forward.

“The Congress passed a vote of explicit confidence on the Management Team of Nigeria National League led by Distinguished Senator Obinna Ogba for their resolve to improve the standard of the League beginning from the new season.

“The AGM okayed Friday 30th January, 2021 as the kick-off date for the 2020/2021 NNL soccer season. 

“The meeting upon consideration of pleas from the four clubs (4) namely; FC Taraba, Real Stars FC, Jossy FC and Akajiobi FC which could not meet the registration guidelines in the aborted 2019/2020 League season and for the fact that the said season was cancelled, readmitted the clubs with a caveat that they must fulfill all conditions preceding for registration and participation in the NNL.

 “The AGM agreed to adopt the Abridge League format of 4 groups for the 2020/2021 League season. 

“The AGM adopted the amended NNL rules and regulations as a guiding document for the 2020/2021 League Season.

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