Nigerian League: 2 debutantes express satisfaction after first round matches

Four clubs were promoted from the Nigeria National League (NNL) to the Premier League.

The Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, debutants on Wednesday expressed satisfaction with their performances after the first half of the 2013/2014 league matches.

In an interview in Abuja two of the four clubs promoted from the Nigeria National League (NNL) 2012/2013 season to the Globacom Premier League, Abia Warriors and Crown FC, said they had no fear of being relegated because they were comfortable on the league table.

The Chairman of Crown FC of Ogbomosho, Noah Bello, said his team was comfortable with the 16th position on the league table with its 24 points.

He noted that his clubs had done quite well but had always lost points in their away matches. He said their home matches were not convenient as the team played in Ibadan and not Ogbomosho.

“So far, I can say we are comfortable on the league table with no threat of relegation. This is our first time in the league and I can say I am satisfied. The only hitch is that we had to travel to Ibadan
for our home matches; so, it is like we are always travelling for both home and away matches. We have been losing our away matches because of poor officiating, especially on the side of the new referees in the league,” he said.

At the end of the last match of the first half of the league, Abia Warriors had ascended to the third place on the league table with 30 points.

The club’s Media Officer, Igwe Onuoha, said he was satisfied with the team’s performance and that the club would do better in the second round.


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