NNL Imposes Strict Closed Doors In Select Matches

The last set of group matches in the NNL Super eight play off will be played simultaneously at two venues,the “Cathedral” Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium and the University of Enugu UNEC Temporary Stadium.

The first of four matches will be played 10’Clock in the morning June 12,2024 while ,the second and last set of games are scheduled for 12:30pm.

The Northern Conference is open for all teams even with Nasarawa United on six points after two wins and would be needing a draw to pick one of the tickets to The Nigeria Premier Football League(NPFL).

The fixtures between Caliphate side Sokoto United and El-Kanemi Warriors and that between Beyond Limits Academy and Ikorodu City will be played strictly behind closed .

NNL Chief Operating Officer, Dr.Ayo Abdulrahaman says the idea is to avoid clashes from the supports of both team who have the tendency to drive their emotions beyond uncontrollable measures in such critical matches.

Recall the NNL fined El-Kanemi Warriors One Million Naira(N1m) following the unruly behave of their Supporters in match day one with Nasarawa United.

Sporting Supreme is on 3 points having won one and lost one.El-Kanemi Warriors also have 3 points.Sokoto United is the only team with no points but could qualify if they beat El-Kanemi Warriors enough depending on the outcome of the tie between Sporting Supreme and Nasarawa United.

The last day fixtures will see sporting Supreme and Nasarawa United play at 10am at the the Cathedral while Sokoto United El-Kanemi Warriors at the UNEC Temporary Stadium.

The Southern Conference will see Ikorodu City battle Madiba FC at the Cathedral as Inter Lagos engage Beyond Limits of Ikenne-Remo Ogun State.

Beyond Limits top the group with four points after one win and one draw,Oshodi Boys Madiba have three points after shocking Inter Lagos 2-1 in match day two ,leaving Ikorodu City on two points and Inter Lagos on one point.

Dr.Ayo Abdulrahaman said the decision to play the games simultaneously is to give fair chance to all the teams to play to their strengths without any bias or advantage.

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