The league was hit with a scandal recently.
The management of the Nigeria National League, NNL, on Thursday said that its last two matches of the 2012/2013 season would be played simultaneously across the country.
This was contained in a release signed by the chairman of the league’s board, Emeka Inyama.
It said the decision was taken to guard against any insinuation of match-fixing, against the backdrop of the ongoing scandal in the Nationwide League.
According to the statement, the incidence of match-fixing will be curbed if the matches are played at the same time across the country.
“We are aware that towards the end of every season, some clubs will either be fighting to gain promotion or avoid relegation. 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 in the same day across the country,” it said.
It added that the board had also decided that the names of match officials for the various matches would not be revealed until three days before the kick-off, to ensure fair officiating.
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