SOME stakeholders of the game has frown at the partnership deal signed between NPFL organisers (LMC) and Betnaija owned by Remo stars chief executive officer Kunle Soname, just few days after the NNL super 8 play off In Enugu.
Speaking during a press briefing in Benin city, today former Edo state Football Association chairman, Hon Frank Ilaboya condemned in strong term the quick partnership deal signed between betnaija and the NPFL , just three days after the conclusion of the a shameful NNL super 8 playoff in Enugu, describing it as an aberration.
The former lagos Swan boss, said he wasn’t surprise with this latest development following what he witnessed in Enugu during the playoff.
” when I briefed the press in Enugu, I said a script is been acted here to push out Bendel insurance and give Remo stars the ticket to play in the NPFL next season, and today the whole world can see to it, this is an aberration, too bad for the game here in Nigeria.
” is this how want to develope our football? the quick deal between this two has further prove that there was indeed a big conspiracy against Bendel insurance in Enugu, I said it before our last game that a script was been carried out by the organizers of the league, and here we are today, ilaboya posited.
The immediate past local government chairman of owan west in Edo state, said the Nigeria domestic football is laced with bobby traps and only the initiatives survives the high wire shenanigans.
” you will agree with me that the conduct of match officials during the Bendel insurance game against Ekiti united and Remo stars in Enugu gave away a script playing out, otherwise how can you describe a situation were the organisers had to change match officials three times within one hour to our game! take it or leave it , Nigeria domestic football is laced with bobby traps and only the initiatives survives it, we shall continue to tell them the truth, this is not good for the development of the game and it has further exposed our poor management of the game to world, and I strongly believe the super 8 playoff in Enugu was remote controlled by Remo stars ilaboya stated.
It would be recalled that Bendel insurance finished third in the in group after one defeat to 3sc, and two draws with bottom placed Ekiti utd and Remo stars.