June, 6 2023.
Today is the second rest day for all the teams at the 2022/23 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) Play-offs, otherwise called the Super Six.
After two days of the tournament in Lagos, six (6) matches have been done and dusted, out of which only two wins, one on each Match-day have been recorded.
By the same token, there have been four eye-catching draws, meaning all six teams are still in there, with chances of at least picking a ticket to play in one of next season's CAF Inter-Club Championships.
Worthy of note has been the superb organisation, flawless live coverage of matches by Supersport, and vastly improved refereeing and well kitted referees, ckdmedia.ng reports.
Surely, the Interim Management Committee (IMC) working in sync with the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), are driving the ship of the NPFL to the desired destination - top of the African rankings. But for the vociferous supporters club of some of the participating clubs, like Bendel Insurance and the neutral group dressed in the green and white colours of Nigeria, not so impressive attendance by spectators, would have detracted from the ambiance of the well-branded Mobolaji Johnson Arena.
Responding to this seeming drawback, Chairman of the IMC, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye blamed it on football fans in Nigeria, getting too used to watching matches for free.
"Those you saw in the stands, paid to enter the stadium. We cannot be working to improve the league and not do something about the culture of fans not wanting to pay a dime to watch big games, like these", the IMC Boss told the media.
The play-offs resumes tomorrow, with three games to be decided; but then the IMC has yet to react to a subtle complain by Coach of Enyimba of Aba, Finidi George that playing at 2pm is tough.
The People's Elephant edged Lobi Stars at 2pm on Monday to record their first win and 3 points of the Super Six and are to again take to the pitch, with Bendel Insurance at 2pm on Wednesday. wwwckdmedia.ng report.