SPORT Glo hails Giwa, Nembe City re­turn to Pre­mier League

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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.

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