The secretary of the Nigeria club owners association Alloy Chukwuemeka has disclosed that the Nigeria National League, the Aiteo Cup, and other leagues have been canceled.
It would be recalled that football and other sports events were suspended in the country back in March as the result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
However, following the statement from the Federal Government that sporting event won’t be returning very soon as a result of the pandemic, Alloy Chukwuemeka said the Nigeria Football Federation has now decided to cancel various football competitions for the season.
“NNL, Women’s league, and Aiteo Cup have been canceled.
” It’s not in my jurisdiction to say this, but that of the NFF. However, as a stakeholder who is involved in the system, I’m privileged to know that other leagues have been canceled.” He told Charles Anazodo in a radio program.
The Abubakar Bukola Saraki football club top official added that by following the cancelation of the Aiteo Cup, previous winners, Kano Pillars could be picked to represent the country in next season’s CAF Confederation Cup.
“It is the duty of the NFF to decide who represents the country in the CAF Confederations cup through the Aiteo cup, however, haven canceled the Aiteo Cup, I strongly believe that the NFF will pick past winners, Kano Pillars to represent the country.” He said.
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