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Lobi stars clear the air on NFF’s decision


Lobi Stars have reached out and congratulated Plateau United, Rivers United, and Enyimba for grabbing the slots to represent Nigeria at CAF’s organised club competitions.

The Nigeria Football Federation on Friday after a meeting of it’s football and executive committee, made the decision to cancel the 2019/20 league season. The league was suspended on March 18, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lobi stars didn’t approve of the use of the Point Per Game system to decide the league positions, but eventually accepted the decision after the NFF decided to use the template in concluding the league.

IThe team made an official statement, which was signed by Lobi vice chairman, Mike Idoko, and made available to the public, the club congratulated the teams representing Nigeria in the CAF Champions League and the Confederation Cup in the 2020/21 season.

“Following The NFF and other stakeholders virtual meeting held on Friday, which adopted the voting opinion of the club owners of both the NPFL and NNL,  Lobi Stars in the spirit of sportsmanship do hereby congratulate the three top-ranking clubs that emerged 2020/21 CAF Inter-club representatives through the instrumentality of the Points Per Game mechanism.

“As a club, we had opposed the application of the PPG as it stood as an obstacle to our dreams of being on the continent next year.

“We hereby accept the final decision of the NFF without ill feelings and wish all the clubs that emerged as continental representatives the best of luck and God’s guidance to do well in their respective CAF inter-club championships.

“Lobi Stars will always be at the forefront of supporting the growth of Nigerian football and remain law-abiding to both the LMC and NFF  in the interest of all.”


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