The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), has said it is closely monitoring the last round of matches to be played this weekend, especially fixtures involving clubs that are battling against relegation.
The IMC said its Security Intelligence Unit was already monitoring activities of some of the officials whose clubs are involved in matches the league organisers described as ‘high risk matches.’
Head of Operations at the IMC, Davidson Owumi who spoke during an internal review session reiterated that part of plans in place to achieve a season that ends on a high is the setting up of an intensive monitoring team that would be at all the venues.
“We have always worked with every organ including the security agencies, the Referees body and the NFF to ensure the very best standards are upheld but being the last game of the regular season, we have upped the ante to deliver the very best.
“But, it’s never perfect and we are working to plug all gaps especially at this last stage when desperation has set in.”
“While it may not be in our interest to disclose all the strategies we have in place, it is also important to make it known that Security Intelligence unit are already monitoring some Clubs Officials in high risk games with a view to nipping in the bud any untoward developments”, the IMC announced yesterday.