Remo Stars Will Corrupt NPFL- Shuaibu…. You Can’t Have A Team And Be Sponsor Of A Tourney

October 25 09:17 2021

Remo Stars will Corrupt NPFL like NNL -Shuaibu
… can’t have a team and be sponsor of the tourney

By Benedict Nwachukwu, Abuja

Deputy governor of Edo state, Hon. Philip Shuaibu has warned that the newly promoted Remo Stars Fc will Corrupt the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) the way they corrupted the Nigeria National League in the quest for promotion.

Shuaibu said it is not done that an owner of a club will be the sponsor of the tournament he is sponsoring moreso when it is a league that would produce clubs that will go for continental tickets and those that would be relegated.

Speaking at the final of the Ratel Sports Development Foundation pre-season tournament in Abuja on Sunday, the former football player claimed that Remo Stars bought their way back to the Nigerian elite league.

“I said that Soname and his Remo Stars had a must qualify deal with the NNL. And you could see Remo Stars Fc got 10points, nine goals from the boardroom of the NNL because they must qualify for the Super 8. For me Remo did not qualify for the NPFL, they bought their way through and you can see from the sponsorship deal with the NPFL.”

The award winning deputy governor charged sports journalists to be up and doing by truly being watchdogs in the NPFL saying that without such, Remo will corrupt the NPFL same way he corrupted the NNL.

“You sports journalists must save our league. You must put your eyes and searchlights on NPFL, if not Remo will corrupt the NPFL the way they corrupted the NNL and it spell more room for our football.”

The deputy governor described the Ratel Sports Development Foundation pre-season tournament in Abuja as major breakthrough in women’s football.

“This is a beautiful tournament, coming from the Betsy Obaseki tournament to this one is actually helping to strengthen our teams and also helping our players to be fit preparatory to the opening of the 2021/22 season that will be starting on December 8.

“Tournaments like this also help clubs to know their areas of weaknesses and also strengthen the team, and also to look for one or two players they can scout for to beef up the team,” he said.

He stated that the defeat of Edo Queens by FC Robo in the final did not brew any ill feelings and did not make a difference because both teams are Edo teams.

“I was open minded. Edo Queens, FC Robo are all Edo teams, so either way Edo state has won. But nonetheless, Edo Queens defeated FCRobo to take the third place at the Betsy Obaseki tournament in Edo, today FC Robo defeated Edo Queens by same line goal shows both teams are at same level. It is good for our football. But the good news is that Nigerian football will be the great beneficiaries of this.”

Hon. Shuaibu who played on the turf of Old Parade Ground in his days as a football player with the federal ministry of Foreign Affairs made a million naira personal donations each to winners, Robo Queens and runners-up Edo Queens.

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