NFF President Amaju Pinnick has again commended the League Management Company (LMC) and the clubs taking part in the Glo NPFL on their commitment and noble efforts in achieving a positive turn –around of the league.
The NFF boss was at the Warri City Stadium on Wednesday as Warri Wolves pounded FC IfeanyiUbah 3-0 and underscored the gulf in class between what used to be and what presently obtains.
“I can emphasize that things have changed for the better, but we shall not rest on our oars. Previously, people were unwilling to attend League matches because of several factors, along them lack of security, predictable results as a result of poor officiating and poor organization.
“It is a different ball game now. People now look forward to the matches. I was at the Warri City Stadium on Wednesday and I can testify that things are getting much better.”
Pinnick scored the first round of the season high and expressed delight that the second round has started on similar positive note.
“The LMC is doing excellently well and the NFF will continue to give it all the support, to ensure safety and security at all match venues. I congratulate the fans for coming out to support their teams in the first stanza and also encourage them to troop out even more to support their teams in this second round. I must also praise the participating clubs with regards to the positive changes they have brought into their operations and organization of matches.”
Pinnick also empathized with Glo NPFL club Giwa FC, whose players and officials were attacked by armed robbers along Enugu-Okigwe-Umuahia expressway on Monday night, on the way to a Week 21 match against Abia Warriors.
“It is very unfortunate, and the NFF has sent a letter of empathy to the chairman of Giwa FC. However, we thank God that no life was lost in the incident. We also commend the Nigeria Police for their prompt response in arriving at the scene in good time.”