By Sab Osuji:
Nigeria's second tier football league kicked off smoothly over the weekend compelling the organisers, the Nigeria National League (NNL) chairman, High Chief Emeka Inyama to send out words of commendation to the march arbiters and the participating teams, Completesportsnigeria.com reports
Inyama who monitored proceedings across the country, said he was satisfied with the results, standard of officiating and general conducts of the fans.
He therefore, urged the stakeholders to continue in this manner till the end of the season.
"I want to believe that what we have seen is just a mere sign of better things to come," Inyama said in a statement made available to Completesportsnigeria.com
"The referees did excellently well, the teams really behaved professionally and the spectators enjoyed the games," he added.
According the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Executive Committee member, the board and management of NNL will ensure that everything is done to make the league most exciting this season.
The 2014/2015 NNL season started on a good note last weekend with impressive results coming from all the stadia across Nigeria including at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta where visiting Mountain of Fire Ministry (MFM) Football Club of Lagos defeated host, Gateway United by a lone goal.
Elsewhere, most clubs recorded heartwarming results, especially home teams which secured maximum points in the first round of matches.
In Jos, home team, Plateau United FC showed class by thrashing visiting Yobe Desert Warriors 2-0 in a match that attracted large number of fans who turned up to support their darling teams.
Also, in Abuja, FRSC hammered Sokoto United 3-1 in another encounter played at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja.
The Safety Boys were in their element as they took the boys from the Caliphate to the cleaners at the end of the encounter with the visitors pulling only one goal back.
It was the same victory song in Jigawa state where Jigawa Golden Stars FC of Dutse defeated Supreme Court FC of Abuja by a lone goal to claim the three vital points while Kogi United FC and Spotlight FC played out a 1-1 draw in Lokoja, a result which will boost the chances of the visiting team to aim for promotion.