Head coach of Delta force, Peter Niekitan has commended the NNL organisers for the introduction of Referee’s assessors for the new league season.


Niekitan speaking to journalists during the post match conference after his team defeated Ikorodu united FC 1-0 at the M.K.O. Abiola stadium, Abeokuta described the


of referees assessor as a massive improvement.

When asked about officiating so far in the league, Niekitan said; 
“In the past, a referee can make a call and no one will question him but now, before the game starts, the referee knows there is a match assessor and he/she will want to carry out his/her duty well”.

The former Warri wolves gaffer who was full of praise for the NNL body also said the Referees will want to improve themselves also as they want to be professional

“Football has gone scientific as there is no more home advantage as long as you play well” Niekitan said.

He however hope the referees will live up to expectation at the end.

Up next for the Delta state sponsored team is a game at home against My People FC and they’ll hope to continue their 100% start to the new season so as to meet the target set by the state government which is a ticket to the topflight league.




Former super eagles goalkeeper, Peter Rufai has promised fans of Ikorodu united to expect a different team when they play their next game in the NNL season.

The director of football of Ikorodu united speaking to journalists at the post match conference in place of the technical adviser of the club Theo De Jong, assured fans of the club to watchout for a different team as they take on their next opponent in the league.

Dodo Mayana as he’s fondly called agreed on the shocking first half display of his team.

“We targeted 3points today, but we have to understand the round leather object may not favour you sometimes” Rufai said.

Rufai confessed the technical team are still working on the cohesion of the team;

“The boys started badly and came back with an improved 2nd half display, even though there are things we need to work on which we are going to correct in our next game”.

Ikorodu united will continue their promotion bid as they play First Bank of Lagos in the week 3 fixture.