By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
13 clubs in the Nigerian National League on Tuesday afternoon voted against the plans of the some Club Owners to push for the promotion of the four top teams in each of the groups to NPFL using the PPG format.
The NNL club owners who met on Monday to present the proposal that would have seen the likes of 3SC of Ibadan, Crown of Ogbomosho, Kada stars of Kaduna and Niger Tornadoes of Minna been promoted to the NPFL, met a brick on Tuesday as majority of the clubs voted against the proposal.
In the expanded virtual meeting which started at 12 noon on Tuesday to finally ratify the agenda of promoting of clubs to the elite division of the league, saw 13 clubs voting against the agenda, and insisting that no team should be promoted or Relegated, while 12 teams voted in favour of promotion of teams.
Four Clubs clubs had their votes cancelled for voting late against the stipulated time though sources at the meeting said they voted in favour of no promotion, no Relegation.
Teams that voted against the promotion of teams to the elite division are ABS of Ilorin, Delta United of Asaba (Kwara United), Zamfara United of Gusau, Giant Brillers of Enugu, Gombe United of Gombe, Sokoto United of Sokoto, J.Atete of Warri, Rovers of Calabar, Elkanemi Warriors of Maiduguri, Malumfasi of Malumfasi, DMD of Maiduguri, Kebbi United of Kebbi, and
Dynamites FC of Warri.
Those that voted for the promotion of teams using the PPG are 3SC of Ibadan, Insurance of Benin, Crown FC of Ogbomosho, Nilayo FC of Abeokuta, KADA FC of Kaduna, Remo Stars of Shagamu, Ekiti United of Ekiti, Niger Tornadoes of Minna, Joy Cometh of Warri, Vandrezzer of Uyo,
EFCC of Abuja, and Gateway FC of Abeokuta.
Four teams, Abia Comets of Umuahia and Oyah FC of Minna, Yobe
Desert stars of Damaturu and one other club though voted against promotion of teams, had their votes cancelled for voting late, while Kogi United abstained from voting.
With the outcome of the the voting process, it is very evident that majority of the clubs are against any move to agitate for promotion of teams to the NPFL with teams playing 5, 4 and 3 matches in the 2019/2020 League season.