Katsina United Winger Tasiu Lawal: “I Can’t Wait For NPFL Restart

Katsina United winger Tasiu Lawal has revealed that he can’t wait for the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) to resume after a long break.

The league was initially scheduled to restart on July 18 only for it to be postponed as a result of the ongoing crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The NFF crisis seems to be nearing its end after the presidency sacked Ambassador Chris Giwa from the body’s secretariat with the help of Department of State Security (DSS) operatives and reinstated the duly elected Amaju Pinnick-led NFF board.

Giwa had taken over on July 2 after Sports Minister Solomon Dalung asked that a Supreme Court ruling which ejected the Pinnick-led board from the Glass House should be enforced.

Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa have battled for NFF supremacy in a leadership tussle that has lasted for the better part of last four years.

The reinstatement of the Pinnick-led board will most likely lead to the immediate restart of the NPFL.

Club owners in the NPFL had backed the Pinnick-led NFF board at the weekend before Monday’s move to eject Ambassador Chris Giwa.

While speaking about the NPFL, Katsina United winger Tasiu Lawal told footballlive.ng that: “I can’t wait for the NPFL to make a return. Not only me but my teammates. We really miss the league action.”
“We have been training hard. We want to win most of our last 14 games and finish as high as possible.” He added.
On the possibility of picking a continental slot, Tasiu Lawal said: “The target is to take each game as it comes. When we cross the bridge then target will be set.”
Katsina United are currently seventh on the league table with 36 points from 24 games.
They are two points off the last continental spot (3rd) presently occupied by former league champions Kano Pillars ahead of their Matchday 25 clash at newly promoted side Go Round FC.