SPORT Glo hails Giwa, Nembe City return to Premier League
Nigeria Premier League title sponsor, Globacom has commended the return of Nembe City of Bayelsa and Giwa FC of Jos to the Glo Premier Leagueý.
Both clubs were banned by the League Management Company (LMC) from participating in the elite league after they failed to meet the pre-requisite standards for participation. But they got a reprieve a fortnight ago after the LMC stamped their re-entry upon meeting the conditions set for their managements.
Globacom said that the decision is “good for the development of football in Nigeria.”
“With the formal re-absorption of the two clubs in the league, the NPL will now have the full complement of the 20 clubs to guarantee a stifferý competition among the clubs this season,” Globacom said in a statement.
“The fans would not have had the benefit of witnessing a newly promoted side like Giwa FC trading tackles with the legendary Rangers International FC of Enugu last week. The result of that encounter shows that the underdogs are becoming giant killers. We believe that this year’s league will produce quality teams and players in Nigeria,” the statement added.
“We are now witnessing an era where any team can win anywhere, home or away. We believe this will make the league to attract more local and international attention,” the statement further said.
As the League enters Week six this weekend, Kano Pillars will hope to stop visiting Taraba United from causing an upset in Kano, same as El Kanemi who will host Lobi Stars in the former’s temporary home in Kano. Dolphins will lock horns with visiting Enugu Rangers in Port Harcourt.