Dakkada begs fans for forgiveness following NPFL relegation

Dakkada begs fans for forgiveness following NPFL relegation

Dakkada promised their supporters they would immediately return to Nigeria’s top level after being demoted from the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), thesportsbay.com reports.

The Uyo club was the first group this season to be demoted from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to the Nigeria National League (NNL), following a 1-1 home tie against Lobi Stars on Saturday.

After receiving their first-ever promotion to the NPFL in July 2019, it marked the end of their four-year tenure in the top level.

The club issued a statement on Monday promising their fans that they would do everything in their power to “come back stronger” after the disastrous season.

“We really appreciate the time you spent for our sake. It didn’t go as planned. We are sincerely sorry,” the club said in a statement.

“We will be back stronger. Thank you for your encouragement and support. We love you.”

Dakkada were on Sunday, joined in the journey down to the NNL by the likes of Nasarawa United and El-Kanemi Warriors, after defeats to Kwara United and Akwa United.

Either of Wikki Tourists and seven-time champions, Rangers could be the fourth and final side to get relegated to the NNL as the 2023 NPFL season gravitates towards its end.

Unlike Wikki Tourists who possess an outstanding game (against defending champions Rivers United) and a final fixture against Lobi Stars, Rangers will hope that their final fixture against Rivers United will be enough to keep them in the league.


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