Vandrezzer FC quits NNL, gives reasonsApril 27, 2021
Vandrezzer FC has announced its exit from the Nigeria National League, the NNL which is the county’s second-tier football competition.
This comes as the club’s cameramen and facilities were destroyed during a league game against Osun United.
Vandrezzer in its bid to return to the Nigeria Professional football league, the country’s top tier football competition has made tremendous progress which includes signing big players from other parts of the world.
As per the club’s official website, the club will no longer participate in the NNL which has been marred by alleged corrupt practices by officials and board members of the league.
“It is obvious and crystal clear from the aforementioned that the management of the Nigeria National League is not in any way comfortable with the transformation and advancement being brought to bear in the running of the league and would therefore stop at nothing to frustrate any team or club attempting to change the narrative.” A statement on the club’s official website.
The possible causes of Vandrezzer decision to leave the Nigerian second division
The first problem the club faxed was the issue in Osun United, where the team’s facilities were seen to broken.
Having video evidence against the crime that was committed, the league body decided to punish Osun United for misconduct.
However, weeks later, the punishment on Osun United was reversed which sparked high condemnation across the Nigerian football family.
Go Round FC refusal to grant Vandrezzer FC media facilities entry to the Krisdera Stadium
The second problem the club faced was the refusal of entry into Go Round FC stadium in Omoku, which forced the team to abandon the game against the Omoku based team.
For the Joe Udofia owned side trying to raise the face of Nigerian football, it has been turbulent so far in its bid to reach the top echelon of the country’s club football.
One of the main areas leading to the club’s decision to leave the league was the directive from the NNL league Management Company to pay Go Round FC a fine of N1,000,000:00 was issued against Vandrezzer FC for not staying back at Omoku to play the match and subsequently report whatever eventuality.
The plan by Joe Udofia
The owner of the club Joe Udofia is working hard towards changing the face of Nigerian football with the introduction of modern technology.
His desire remains to take the club and the country to the highest level within a short.
The way forward
Vandrezzer FC is expected to make a return to the NNL when the second stanza returns, although there has been no official announcement on the side of the club.
Hopefully, positive developments are expected before the commencement of the NNL league.