- Warri Wolves climb NPFL log with Plateau Utd defeat
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has given provisional clearance to all players of erstwhile NPFL club, Giwa FC of Jos to join other clubs.
In a letter to the Chairman of League Management Company, signed by NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi monday, the NFF wrote: “Based on the LMC’s expulsion of the club from the Premier League and the NFF ratification of the same measure and with special reference to article 14 & 23 of the FIFA regulations on the status and transfer of players, all players of Giwa FC as pronounced by the LMC and the NFF Disciplinary Committee are free to provisionally register for any club of their choice till the end of the 2015/2016 football season.
“Note also that, all the players are to return to the management of Giwa FC after the last match of the 2015/2016 League Season.”
Meanwhile, Warri Wolves pipped visiting Plateau United 2-1 yesterday in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) rescheduled game. Heavy down pour forced the game to be moved by 24 hours.
Wolves are now 12th on the table with 30 points from 22 matches, while Plateau is rooted at 18th on 23 points.
Uche Cyprian put the home team ahead after 12 minutes, before Joshua Obaje equalised for Plateau in the 77th minute.
However, Wolves clinched all three points when Achibi Ewenike fired home the match winner three minutes from time.
Meanwhile, Plateau United striker, Reuben Bala, has described as quite hurtful his side top-flight defeat at Warri Wolves.
Reuben said the loss at Wolves has further deepened their fortune on the Nigerian top-flight table.
“I do not like the result as we were almost certain to go home with a draw before the dying minute goal.
“This is not a good result for us as the loss has further worsened our not too comfortable position on the log.
“However, the loss does not mean we are threatened by relegation we just see the loss as momentary setback.
“Of course, there are plenty of hopes for Plateau United in the ongoing top-flight we are not going to give up the fight for survival.
“We just have to gather ourselves together win few matches on the home front and away and we will be permanently out of the danger zone.
“We have a date with the leaders, Wikki Tourists on the line and I can assure you we will win the clash at least with an unreplied goal.
“We cannot lose twice to Wikki Tourists having lost 0-3 in the first fixture clash in Bauchi,” said Bala to supersport.com.