NNL: Promoted teams need time to rest – Abubakar


Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) chief operating officer, Mallam Salisu Abubakar has thrown more light on the decision to postpone some matches of the first weekend in the new season, as he says it was meant to allow newly promoted clubs have some rest.

Mallam Salisu Abubakar

FRSC decorates 42 newly promoted officers in Kwara

The NPFL officials reckoned that all four promoted teams have been engaged in NNL Super-8 action since last weekend, and it was deemed fit to allow their players recover.

Consequently, instead of throwing the newly promoted teams into the fray from the word go, Abubakar says matches involving Bendel Insurance of Benin City, Kada City of Kaduna, Remo Stars of Ikenne and Gombe United of Gombe have been shifted to another date.

He, however, stressed that the 2019 NPFL season will kick-off as billed this Sunday, January 13 in various venues across the country.

Abubakar explained further that also postponed are fixtures involving the country’s…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper