The return of televised NPFL fixtures has been commended by some players plying their trade in the Nigerian Professional Football League.
The leadership of the NPFL started showing league games on live television, thereby receiving commendations from all over the world.
It is on record that over 3, 000 people from England alone, streamed the match between Enyimba and Abia Warriors.
On their players said by televising the games, poor match officiating can be checked and it will also better place them on track for getting bumper European deals.
While talking to the Punch, the goalkeeper of Lobi Stars Football Club, Daniel Atsaka, expressed his happiness about the new development.
He said, “I’m very pleased with the development. The world can now watch us exhibit our talents, this gives us more opportunities for better contracts both in the NPFL and abroad as well as the national team. Live viewing also helps the LMC and Nigeria Referees Association monitor referees and know who is doing well or not. So, officiating is fair and the league will now develop more and more.”
Enugu Rangers star, Kevin Itoya said, “It’s a welcome development. It will help to showcase the talents we have in Nigeria. When the league was last aired on Tv, a lot of players travelled out of the country than when there were no TV coverage.”
MFM forward, Clement Ogwu, added, “Since matches are now shown on TV and the app, it will help most players seal European deals.”