John Obuh blast NNL over poor organisation

Kwara United coach, John Obuh has expressed disappointment over the inability organizers of the ongoing Bet9ja Nigeria National League Super Four holding in Lagos to schedule more games for the competition. 

Kwara United, Heartland FC, Go around FC and Remo Stars who received Wild Card from organizers  following last minute withdrawal of Yobe Desert Stars of Damaturure are slugging it out for the Super Four title at the Agege Stadium.


The competition which is on knockout basis, would have the winners of the first round ushered in to the finals and Obuh believes playing just two games is not good enough as he was hoping to use the games to prepare his team for the Nigeria Professional Football League match day fixtures against Niger Tornadoes of Minna at the main bowl of the Kwara State Stadium this weekend.

Speaking with Felele247 Media after the Ilorin based club lost to Go Round FC 4-2 on penalties after playing goalless at full time in their first match decided at the Agege Stadium on Sunday, Obuh said, “It’s a good game coming from their side, we failed to take our chances in the first half of the game and unfortunately we had to pay for it.

“I wouldn’t say I am disappointed with our performance but it is just unfortunate that the style of the Super Four is not what we had expected. I remembered in the publication it was said that it was going to be used to prepare us and that is, to play more games. How can we just come play a game and then second game and everything is finished. We would have stayed back because we were supposed to go for Super Six in Rivers State. We would have had about four games in that competition. But here we are just going to have two games. 

"So it is not a good organization as far as I am concerned. I am expecting us to play more games among ourselves and the notion of preparing us would be achieved.

“We came to prepare our team, whatever the result is not important as far as I am concerned because it gives us the opportunity to look at where we have to adjust and make sure that at the end of Sunday (against Tornadoes) we should be able to get our three points from our opponent,” the former Flying Eagles coach told Felele247 Media



By Akeem Lawal - Lagos