Babalola Hopeful Second Stanza’ll Be Better


The League Management Committee, LMC, has said that the Glo Nigeria Professional Football League, would improve by the time the second stanza kicks off.

The Executive Secretary of NPFL, Tunji Babalola, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN Monday in Lagos that the first stanza of the league ended on Sunday after Week 19 fixtures and went on a two-week break.

Babalola told NAN that all outstanding matches would be played during the break, to ensure that the league ended as scheduled.

The secretary added that most of the outstanding matches were as a result of the continental engagement by some clubs.

“Most of the outstanding matches are as a result of continental engagements, especially for Rangers International of Enugu. So, we have to give concessions.

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“We intend to use this break for all outstanding matches, we are positive that we will trash this out before the commencement of the second stanza.

“The second stanza will be better than the first, the first was fair and we intend to build on that.

“We are not going to rest on our oars, there is a lot that still needs to be done,’’ Babalola said.

On when the LMC will disburse funds from Glo sponsorship package to clubs, he said the committee would soon invite club managers to discuss the sharing formula.

“During this break, we will meet with all the stakeholders, it is at this meeting that we will decide on how and when the money will be disbursed,’’ Babalola said.

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