Shortage of match officials has forced the Nigeria National League to postpone its matches by one week.
The resumption of the NNL earlier scheduled for September 10, will now come up on September 17, according to Secretary of NNL Katken Lawrence.
“This is to inform you that the NNL scheduled to recommence on the 10th of September, 2016 has been postponed to 17th sept. 2016.
“This is due to our resolve to use premier league referees so as to ensure more credibility to the league at this critical stage.
“The rescheduled games of the NPFL to 10th Sept. 2016 will affect availability of enough premier league referees to officiate in all the games.
“While we regret the inconvenience(s) this postponement might cause, we wish you all a hitch free Sallah celebration.
In July, Chairman of Katsina United, Aminu Balele Kurfi in a report on Daily Nigeria News, kicked against alleged plots by some club chairmen and managers to frustrate the planned resumption of the second stanza of the league.