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Football | Nigeria

Akinbobola happy with recall



The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has ratified the recall of Akin Akinbobola as board member of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL).

Akinbobola's indefinite suspension by the dissolved board chaired by Victor Baribote Rumson was lifted on Tuesday in Abuja at the seventh annual congress of the NPL.

It would be recalled that Akinbobola was suspended indefinitely at the sixth NPL congress held last year December in Yenagoa after being accused of provocative statements against the Baribote-led board.

In a communique made available after the NFF congress on Thursday in Port Harcourt, the NFF noted that the lift on Akinbobola's ban at the NPL congress was justified.

Akinbobola, however, expressed satisfaction with his return to the board of the NPL.

“This is the reward of patience, when I said it then that the outgone board under Baribote has nothing to offer, they thought I was an enemy but now I'm happy that Nigerians now know the truth. So good to be back, and I will do my best for the glory of Nigerian football,” Akinbobola said happily.

Meanwhile, the NFF also approved that the 2012/13 NPL season should start in January next year before the AFcon in South Africa.

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