Last Two Matches of NNL to Be Played Simultaneously to Avoid Match-Fixing.

Emeka Inyama, League Board Chairman, NFF.
Emeka Inyama, League Board Chairman, NFF.

The Board Chairman of the Nigeria National League (NNL), Chief Emeka Inyama, has requested that the last two matches of the ongoing season be played simultaneously across the country.

Revealing this to newsmen in his Abuja office, Inyama said the move is to avoid the allegations of match-fixing rampant at the close of the season.

He pointed out that teams indulge in all sorts of illegal practices in their desperate acts to win at all cost towards the end of the season, which he said will be cancelled out if matches are played in tandem across the nation.

“We are aware that towards the end of every season some clubs will either fight to gain promotion or avoid relegation, Inyama said.

“This situation has always created a state of desperation leading to some acts inimical to the good of the game. Hence, we have decided to play each of the two remaining matches on the same day across the country.”

The NNL boss also disclosed that the board has decided to publicise the names of match officials for each of the remaining two matches three days to the time to ensure clean officiating at different centres.