By Femi Atolagbe
The Executive Chairman of Lobi Stars Football club, MR Mike Idoko has denied unequivocally that he was not part of the Point Per Game (PPG) voting to end the current Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
In a release issued by Lobi Stars Media officer, Austin Tyowua he said ; “Contrary to media reports making the rounds from the aftermath of the football stakeholders virtual meeting Wednesday 24th June, 2020 to adopt a suitable mechanism to end the NPFL 2019/2020 that I voted for PPG.”
“I hereby unequivocally state that, I had persistently opposed the use of PPG and everybody is aware.
The release added that Idoko was rumored to have voted in favor of PPG as a means to calculate the league standing bringing the total number of clubs in affirmation to 18 in a social media post by Usman Bature.
“I said it earlier that, I can only accept PPG on condition that there is equal number of games played by all teams. I repeated same during the virtual meeting.
According to the release, “my suggested options to arrive at equal number of games were: revert back to the week no club recorded any outstanding game.
“All other clubs should sacrifice week 21-25 and allow the table to be calculated on week 20 as the club with the highest number of outstanding games played 20 games.”
Lobi Stars have not and never been against league cancellation or out to disrupt the process to reaching an amicable end but are only seeking utmost fairness.
I call on Lobi Stars fans, the government of Benue State, Board and management of Lobi Stars to disregard the unfounded rumor that I voted for PPG mechanism as a means to ending the league.