The current crises facing Nigeria Football Federation over plans to organize a Super 8 playoff is far from reaching its conclusion. The Chief Executive Officer of the Bet9ja-sponsored Nigeria National League (NNL), former Ogun State Sports commissioner, Bukola Olopade, has resigned from his position barely few days ago over what he complained of undue interference and influence by the NFF on the NNL, particularly with the decision to go ahead with the proposed Super 8 playoff, after the NNL had agreed to promote eight teams to the elite division.
It was learnt that 8 teams billed to participate in the Super 8 playoff in Abia state on Friday have all pulled out. Media report have it that the official sponsor of the NNL, Bet9ja company has threatened to withdraw its support from the league.
No NFF official commented on the issue when confronted by the media on Wednesday. According to emerging reports, the NNL decided not to go ahead with the Super 8 competition due to force majeure, citing the establishment of the 2018/2019 football calendar by both the Confederation of African football and Nigeria Football Federation as a strong claim.