Manager tasks NNL Board on officiating standards

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LAGOS – A football club, City of David (COD) of Lagos, on Wednesday appealed the Nigeria National League (NNL) board improve the level of officiating 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 the league.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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