NNL 8-team promotion gamble: NPFL boss washes hands off

League Management Company (LMC) chairman, Mallam Shehu Dikko has denied any knowledge of the decision by lower division Nigerian National League (NNL) to promote eight teams to the elite league.

In spite of widespread reports circulating to the effect of NNL opting to promote eight teams  instead of normal four, Dikko said that he is not aware of the development.

Dikko  stated that no one has come up to tell him why the Nigeria Professional (NPFL) should let in eight newcomers and then have more than 24 teams next season.

He added that a decision had earlier been reached to feature the normal 24 teams in the NPFL next season and the LMC is already moving ahead to streamline their fixture schedules.

The LMC boss stressed that they are taking painstaking efforts to ensure a new calendar is evolved for the domestic league, which will enable the align with top leagues in Europe.

Dikko was also mum on reports that officials of the NNL were billed to hold a meeting with him and other LMC top shots on Monday, to discuss their proposal of eight promoted teams, instead of four earlier agreed

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