NPL calls off week 2 games


The Nigeria Premier League have called off this weekend’s week 2 games of the League following the ongoing nationwide strike action in the country by labour unions.

Executive Secretary of the NPL, Tunji Babalola told naijafootball247.com that they made the decision to safeguard live of footballers who may have had to travel for this weekend’s league matches.

“We were watching the situations and we told ourselves that if the strike is called off by Thursday, the league will go one but looking at the situation it is obvious league matches cannot be played this weekend.

“Nobody can blame the NPL for this. This is what we call force majeure in football and we had to do it considering the situation in the country,” Babalola said.

Already the rescheduled week one game between Kaduna United and Jigawa Golden Stars billed for Thursday had already been called off.

Week three games scheduled for Wednesday, January 18 may also be called off if the strike persists.

Cancelled week 2 fixtures
Saturday 14th January, 2012
11. Kwara Utd FC vs Enyimba Int’l FC
12. Niger Tornadoes FC vs Ocean Boys FC
13. Sharks FC vs Jigawa Golden Stars FC
14. Rising Stars FC vs Kano Pillars FC
15. 3SC vs Gombe Utd FC

Sunday 15th January, 2012
16. Dolphins FC vs Kaduna Utd FC
17. Lobi Stars FC vs Akwa Utd FC
18. Sunshine Stars FC vs Heartland FC
19. Warri Wolves FC vs ABS FC
20. Rangers Int’l FC vs Wikki Tourists FC
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