Manager tasks NNL Board on officiating standards

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LAGOS – A football club, City of David United (COD) of Lagos, on Wednesday appealed the Nigeria National League (NNL) board to improve the level of officiating in the ongoing 2013/2014 season.

Victor Akinmoyo, the Team Manager of COD Utd, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the club impressed with the standard of officiating in the league.

He, however, urged the board ensure that the quality sustained.

Akinmoyo explained that some teams in the league now played away matches pick points, unlike in the past where such not the case.

“Officiating has really improved, compared past seasons where we know that home teams must either emerge victorious or a draw in their matches.

“Now we have teams playing away and picking up points, which is commendable.

“That should be sustained and improved upon because of its benefits.

“Because when officiating is of standard, the quality of play in the league will be improved and it will attract positive attention,” he said.

Compared the past where match fixing and bad officiating were common, the current season has not recorded any of such.

COD Utd is currently sitting on the 12th position on the NNL league table, after 18 matches with 24 points.

It is expected play an away match against Gabros FC of Nnewi on June 22. (NAN)