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Shortage of referees forces NNL to shift league games again

08 September 2016, 18:06

Lagos - The Nigeria National League will not resume this weekend as referees will be busy officiating matches of the Nigeria Premier League.

Secretary of NNL Katken Lawrence said the NNL will resume on September 17, because of its resolve to use premier league referee.

“This is to inform you that the NNL scheduled to recommence on the 10th of September, 2016 has been postponed to 17th sept. 2016.

“This is due to our resolve to use premier league referees so as to ensure more credibility to the league at this critical stage.

Also read: NNL: Osho rues Crown FC loss to ABS FC

“The rescheduled games of the NPFL to 10th Sept. 2016 will affect availability of enough premier league referees to officiate in all the games.

“While we regret the inconvenience(s) this postponement might cause, we wish you all a hitch free Sallah celebration.

In July, Chairman of Katsina United, Aminu Balele Kurfi in a report on Daily Nigeria News, kicked against alleged plots by some club chairmen and managers to frustrate the planned resumption of the second stanza of the league.

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