Nigeria Premier League resumes Thursday

With the quarter-finals of this year’s Federation Cup concluded on Monday, action resumes in the Nigeria Premier League on Thursday with Lobi Stars of Makurdi hosting Sunshine Stars of Akure at the Emmanuel Atong Stadium in Katsina Ala, Benue State.

Kaduna United will also welcome Heartland FC of Owerri at the Kaduna Township Stadium same day in another rescheduled match.

Acting Head, Competitions, NPL, Hon. Auwalu Jada, who confirmed this in a statement he signed on behalf of the Acting Executive Secretary of the NPL, Tunji Babablola, added that all Week 35 fixtures will be played on Sunday, July 28, 2012.

According to Jada, all the remaining league fixtures would be decided same day, same time with a crack unit put in place by the league board to effectively monitor the matches to forestall possible incidents of match fixing by clubs or any compromise by the match officials.

“All Week 35 fixtures will be played on Sunday. And henceforth, all the subsequent fixtures will be played same day, same time to forestall incidents of match fixing by clubs. A crack unit has been put in place by the league board to effectively monitor possible cases of match fixing or any form of compromise by the match officials” Auwalu disclosed.

“Clubs and match officials are therefore warned to play by the rules or face severe sanctions,” he warned.

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