By Ime Bassey
Action will resume in the Nigerian Premier League (NPL) on Thursday as Lobi Stars of Makurdi host Sunshine Stars of Akure at the Emmanuel Atong Stadium in Katsina Ala, Benue State in a reschedule game.
Also, Kaduna United will entertain Heartland FC of Owerri at the Kaduna Township Stadium same day in another rescheduled match.
Making this known Vanguards’ Inside Out Premier League, NPL’s Acting Head of Competitions, Auwalu Jada stated this in a statement signed on behalf of the Acting Executive Secretary of the NPL, Tunji Babablola.
Jada added that all Week 35 fixtures will be played on Sunday, July 28, 2012 to avoid any iota of foul play.
The statement reads in part,”All Week 35 fixtures will be played on Sunday. And henceforth, all the subsequent fixtures will be played same day, same time to forestall incidents of match fixing by clubs.
“A crack unit has been put in place by the league board to effectively monitor possible cases of match fixing or any form of compromise by the match officials.
“Clubs and match officials are therefore warned to play by the rules or face severe sanctions” he warned,” Auwalu said.