The Nigeria Football Federation has been urged to adopt a neutral venue for the 2013 Nigeria Women League Super Six final.
The Team Manager of the Cross River state-owned Women club Pelican Stars, Mr Ali Ita appealed to the NFF to reverse it choice of Bayelsa state as host of the annually scheduled Women’s Super-Six final, while suggesting Lokoja as a better neutral venue.
The women football fiesta is expected to see six finishers during the regular season namely defending champions, Delta Queens, Bayelsa Queens, Ibom Angels, Pelican stars, FC Robo and Federation Cup title holders, River Angels.
The Super Six final was earlier billed for Samson Siasia stadium from October 20 through 26 though unlikely to hold.
Mr Ita called on the Aminu Magari led NFF and Nigeria Women Premier League board chairperson, Dilichukwu Onyedinma to reconsider it choice of Bayelsa as host for the sake of providing sincere competition and avoidance of the increasing host and win syndrome, adding that the Bayelsa hosting the games will provide their Queens huge advantage ahead other teams.
“We are appealing for the NFF and NWPL board to get us a neutral venue for the Super Six finals – choice of Bayelsa as host will not provide good competition as Bayelsa Queens will have better advantage to other teams participating – we have to guard against the host and win syndrome,” says the Cross River state-born women football manager.
Source: Leadership Newspaper NG