The Vice-captain of Lobi Stars football club, Atsaka Daniel, has posited that, he will be sad, alongside the entire Lobi Stars team, if LMC go ahead to end the league with the proposed Points Per Game (PPG) method. The Goal-keeper made this claims in a chat with OJBSPORT.
A couple of days ago, it was confirmed that seventeen teams voted for the conclusion of the league, while the PPG method will be used to determine the standings, Atsaka has hereby expresses his displeasure to such move.
” I will feel sad if LMC concludes the League with the Point Per Game rule, even my teammates won’t be happy with this move”
The aforementioned Lobi Stars GK, stated that, the team had a target to end the league as champions, but will be painful if they end up losing out, with recent PPG considerations.
“It is painful because we made a decision to win the league, or at least participate in continental competitions next season, but now, if this turns out to be the case, we will feel sad that we did not meet our expectations, there is nothing we can do about it, we have to accept the decision, because LMC will have to decide that”
Lobi Stars Football Club are third on the log, with 6 points behind table toppers Plateau United and 2 points behind second place Rivers United. With thirteen games left to play, the Makurdi based side still stand a big chance of winning the league, even second placed Rivers United who are the closest to Plateau United, can still clinch the title.
Many clubs in the NPFL have called Lobi Stars rejection baseless, as some options were put in place during the votes. Which is the Super 6, the League Management Company, are weighing, if it will be the best way to end the league.
The last 6 games for Lobi Stars before the unprecedented suspension of the League due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, see them concede 8 goals. Especially a 4-0 humiliation in the hands of 16th placed Wikki Tourist.
The pride of Benue has scooped 31 points at home, this season, while managing 12 points away from home. One of the reason for their lackluster performance in front of goal, was down to the departure top scorer Sikiru Alimi, who left to join a Tunisian based side, Stade Tunisien, earlier this year.