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Promotion: Bendel Insurance, others have fresh hurdle to cross -Katken

Photo: Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki giving Insurance players pep talk during the game against 3SC

By George Aluo
The Chief Operating Officer of the Nigeria National League (NNL) Lawrence Katken has declared that high riding Bendel Insurance and other clubs jostling for a place in the premier league still have one more hurdle to cross.
Katken told newsreportersng that NNL clubs had before the start of the season agreed that there would be a Super 8 play off after the abridged league which is ending on Wednesday.
In his words:”To put the records straight, Insurance would play Spartans in Lagos midweek after which the abridged league would end. The top two teams from each of the four groups ( two from the north and two from the south) would meet at a neutral venue where the eventual winner of the league would emerge alongside the four teams to be promoted to the elite division.”
Katken said the NFF had during its AGM in Benin endorsed the Super 8 arrangement and as such there won’t be any change of plans.

“We are not changing anything. We are sticking to a decision reaching even before the commencement of the league early this year,” Katken said.
Insurance on Monday morning beat 3SC 2-1 in a hard fought battle that has taken the Edo side to the top of their group.
With the clarification coming from NNL, both Insurance and 3SC still stand a good chance of making it to the elite division at the end of the race.

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