No relegation and promotion in NNL this season

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After a two day video-conferencing meeting of the Nigeria National League and NNL Club Owners Association which started on Monday and ended on Tuesday, the meeting resolved as follows:

1. That  in all ramifications, the NNL will support the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF  in any decision for the good of the game, but affirmed that the NNL and its club owners should always be carried along in decisions affecting it, for better synergy.

2 .That the 2019/2020 NNL season be cancelled following the effect of Covid-19 and restriction on sporting activities by the Federal government, which does not make the expected resumption of the League feasible.

3 . That none of the 43 clubs in the NNL would go on relegation or be promoted. This ended the agitation by some leading clubs to be promoted to the Nigeria Professional Football League, as 13 clubs voted that there should be no promotion, while 12 clubs voted in favour of promotion.

4. That there would be no registration fee to be paid by the clubs in the 2020/2021 NNL Season.

5. The Club Owners tipped the NNL for immediate restructuring, a functional and effective board should be put in place and at least three(3) members of the club be considered on the board.

6. That club owners should work with the new NNL board to ensure early commencement of the new season and to determine a professional standard calendar for the NNL.

7. That there is urgent need to rebrand the League to give it a fresh face,with the intent to attracting partnerships/Sponsors without further delay,as this was part of what put the League on hold in the first instance.

The meeting had earlier observed a minute silence in honour of its departed chairman Hon. Chidi offor Okenwa.

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