Abuja, Dec. 6, 2017 (TNE) Mohammed Alkali, the Chairman of Nationwide League One (NLO) board, on Wednesday said the league has improved satisfactorily in recent times.
Alkali, who is also the Nasarawa State Football Association (FA) Chairman, said in Abuja that one great achievement is the quality of the matches and officiating.
“One good thing about the league now is the fact that clubs can now lose matches at home and also win away.
“This shows that the clubs now play quality football, and the officiating has improved tremendously,’’ he said.
Alkali said this improvement is as a result of his board members’ efforts, saying that the league will only continue to grow stronger and better with the collaboration of his board members.
“With the help of my competent board members, the NLO shall be better and more improved in future.
“I am confident that we will get better as there were no hitches or problems last season, even in officiating,” he added. The NLO is holding its annual congress on Saturday in Katsina to draw the curtain on its 2017 Super 8 Tournament.
The competition began on Tuesday at the Mohammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina.
Clubs participating include the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) FC of Abuja, Delta Stars FC of Ughelli, J. Atete of Delta and Aklosendi International FC of Lafia.
The rest are Dynamite Force FC of Benin, Spartans FC of Agege, Giadono FC of Kano and Katsina United Feeders.
In Match Day One fixtures played on Tuesday, NAF Rockets beat Delta Stars 3-2, while Aklosendi beat Spartans 1-0.
J. Atete FC drew goalless with Giadono FC, while Katsina United Feeders beat Dynamite Force 1-0.