NPFL: Lobi Stars’ Anaezemba Wants Season Completed (AUDIO)

Lobi Stars midfielder Nzube Anaezemba believes the suspended 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season should be completed whenever it is safe to do so.

The current campaign has been halted since 18 March due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

It remains unclear whether or not the season will be concluded as the League Management Company (LMC) and the 20 NPFL clubs are yet to reach a resolution to that effect.

Before the Covid-19-induced break, Plateau United were top of the NPFL standings with 49 pts, four points clear of second-placed Rivers United, while Anaezemba’s Lobi are third with 42 pts.

In an interview with, the former Enyimba and Rivers United player, however, noted that the final decision rests with the LMC.

“It all depends on the LMC for them to take the decision on how the league is going to come to an end,” Anaezemba said.

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“But for me, I will like us to come back and play the league because in the log, we still have a good opportunity to be on the continent.

“I believe if they (LMC) can do so, It will be very, very okay for us. We are placed third on the log, and we still have the opportunity for us to be in the continent.”

Despite the lengthy break which has grounded sporting activities in the country, the diminutive midfielder said he has been working on his fitness almost daily and admitted that he misses the NPFL.

“I really miss football, I miss our league a lot,” the former Kano Pillars man said.

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“Lockdown or no lockdown, I ball every day – I play football every day, except Sundays. So, I believe right now, I am very, very fit.”