Lagos - The management of the Nigeria National League (NNL)
has said that football actions will resume across the country on Wednesday with
Week 19 matches just as it has advised clubs to henceforth take over the
responsibility of the payment of match indemnities to the referees.
The second tier league went on break after Week 18 matches
to enable Nigerians support the Super Eagles campaign at the 2014 FIFA World
With the Eagles crashing out in the second round, the NNL
during the week gave the green light for the league to resume on July 16, 2014.
Also, the NNL management has directed the participating
clubs to now shoulder the responsibility of the payment of match indemnities to
the officiating officials comprising of Match Commissioner, Centre Referee and
his two assistants as well as the Reserve Referee.
In a letter signed by the NNL Secretary Lawrence Katken,
clubs were told that the lean financial status of the league prompted the
decision to ask clubs to undertake the payment of the match indemnities of the
referees. NNL had shouldered the responsibilities for 18 matches.
Meanwhile, this second stanza of the league will witness a
more fierce battle by all the clubs to either gain promotion to the elite
division or avoid demotion to the lower cadre of the league.
NNL WEEK 19
SOKOTO UTD VS KOGI
KWARA UTD VS DSS FC
RANCH BEES VS
TEAP FC VS
NIG. PRISONS FC
PLATEAU UTD VS
JIGAWA G' STARS
ADAMAWA UTD VS NIGER TORNADOES
SUPREME COURT VS WIKKI TOURISTS
ABS FC VS AKWA
GABROS FC VS UNICEM
EKITI UTD VS REMO
MFM FC VS COD UTD
3SC VS STATIONARY STORES
ABIA COMETS VS BENDEL
FIRST BANK VS PRIME
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