The former chairman of Nigeria Premier League NPL, Chief Victor Rumson Baribote, has revealed how the 2019/2020 season of Nigeria Professional Football League should end using the Point Per Game PPG framework.
Following the pandemic outbreak which ravaged the world, setting countless economical teeths gnashing, various options have been explored in the past few weeks amongst the club owners on how the league should be terminated.
However, the point per game PPG, isn’t just hugely accepted by the majority of the club owners to end the acrimonious Nigeria Professional Football League season without some uproars from the minority.
Clubs like Akwa Utd., Enugu Rangers and Lobi Stars have refused to dance to the tune of the so called PPG which was adopted in France and some other countries to determine their league champions.
“Illegality has eaten deep into the system and orderliness and peace shall return whenever we learn to play by the rules,” Baribote, a football merchant who starred for some European top flights before calling time on his career at ASF Lopero, Paris, France told Family United By Football FUBF, a top Soccer Platform.
“lf at the end of the day we decided to crown Plateau United as number one, which ever format we decide to employ meaning that the number one team on the log is the winner.
“Whichever strategy used to determine those that will represent the country in CAF competitions, we should also adopt that system to determine who goes down.
“ln every contest, there must be a winner and there must be a looser. So at the end of the day, we must be told who is going down.
“It’s laughable for club chairmen to decide for other leagues, we are just swimming in ignorance. FIFA/NFF statues dictate that all affiliates should determine their affairs without external influence.
“It is wrong for NPFL Club Owners to make a pronouncement for other independent leagues who are affiliate of their own rights, where did the football committe of NFF derived their power from to be the mouth piece of any league and to decide who goes up and who goes down?” the legal luminary who recently graduated from Adeleke University, Ede and Law school in Abuja queried.