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Shehu to storm NFF congress



Kano Pillars' midfielder, Abdulahi Shehu has said he is puzzled at the February 16 proposed date for the start of the 2012/13 Nigeria Premier League (NPL) season.

The proposed date was announced at the seventh NPL annual congress held in Abuja on Tuesday and subject to ratification by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Shehu told supersport.com that the fixed date would be so disastrous for him and his teammates considering their status as the current NPL Champions.

“I don't think a reasonable NPL player would be happy to hear February 16 as the new date for the coming season.

“They should have pitied the clubs that will play in the Champions League before concluding on February 16 at the congress. We are playing Champions League that February and I'm wondering if they are myopic for them to have taken that decision in Abuja. Honestly, I am not happy with the NPL's decision,” the flying Eagles' midfielder said angrily.

Kano Pillars were on Monday drawn against Olympique de Bangul of Central African Republic in the Caf Champions League preliminary stage held in Cairo, Egypt.

The Sai-Masugida will kickoff their campaign at the Sanni Abacha stadium, Kofarmata, Kano on February 15 and 17 while the return leg holds in fortnight.

Shehu stressed that Pillars needs active football in the Nigeria's top flight before meeting their foes in the Champions League next February.

“We need regular football for us not to let Nigerians down in the Champions League and I'm not satisfied with the League to start in February. I am in Port Harcourt now and I will go to the NFF congress today (Thursday) and make my grievances known to them so that they would change the date,” the former Sokoto United Skipper told supersport.com aggressively.



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