The Chairman of Club Owners Association Of Nigeria Barrister Isaac Danladi has rubbished claims that he’s in support of the Points Per Game Method PPG to end the Nigeria Professional Football League because it will favour his team Nasarawa United.
Barrister Danladi in an interview with Newsmen expressed dissatisfaction at the insinuation, adding that the PPG method was brought to the fore by the League Management Company LMC and not the Club Owners Association and made reference to the league table as of the match day 25 saying teams in the lower end of the table were still fighting to escape before the league was halted.
He said “Honestly speaking, when I hear these things, it really baffles me, but is it the club owners that brought about the Covid-19 crisis? Is it the club owners that stopped sporting activities including Football from taking place in the country? Is it also the club owners that shut down schools? Is it the club owners that have put us in this quagmire? The answer is No, people are just making allegations. The PPG is a framework recognized by CAF and FIFA before this PPG was adopted here, four options were on the ground and those four options were looked at critically and narrowed down into two and those two options recognized PPG and seventeen clubs agreed that we should adopt the PPG, aside from that, Nasarawa United was 17th on the table as at the time the League was stopped in week 25 if you look at the difference between the points from those between the 9th and the 19th position, nobody had escaped relegation, so it will be unreasonable for some people to think that the PPG was adopted to end the season so as to favour Nasarawa United”.
There were a series of online meetings last week where authorities met to take a decision on the conclusion of the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League Season.
Seventeen club owners voted in favour of the points per game method which will result in no team gaining promotion and non-relegating to the Nigeria National League.
The Club owner’s Chairman added that every decision taken at the end of the day would be in the interest of Nigerian Football
The top two teams would be selected to represent Nigeria in the CAF Champions League while the team in the third position will join Cup holders Kano Pillars to represent Nigeria in the CAF Confederation Cup.