NFF on the Edge as Clubs Pull out of Super 8 Playoff

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has plunged deeper in crisis over its controversial plans to stage a Super 8 playoff for the Nigeria National League (NNL).

The Chief Executive Officer of the Bet9ja-sponsored Nigeria National League (NNL), former Ogun State Sports Commissioner, Bukola Olopade, had resigned his position a few days ago over what he described undue interference by the NFF in the running of the NNL.

Olopade had vehemently opposed the recent decision to go ahead with the Super 8 play-off after the NNL had settled for promotion of eight teams to the elite division.

In the aftermath of his resignation, the eight teams scheduled for the Super 8 playoff in Abia tomorrow have pulled out, even as the sponsor, Bet9ja, has allegedly threatened to withdraw from the NNL League.

Following the developments, the NNL then came up with a decision not to go for Super 8 play-off, citing force majeure, since the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the NFF had already released its calendar for the 2018/2019 football season.

The NFF has yet to issue an official statement regarding the crisis rocking the country’s second-tier division.

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