Rivers United technical manager, Stanley Eguma has voiced his sentiments following the indefinite suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

The NPFL was suspended on Wednesday after the league’s organizers, the League Management Company explained that the decision was reached “in line with global health preventive protocol against the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)”.

Eguma, whose Rivers United have been flying in the NPFL (the club sits in second position on the log) said the decision was ‘unfortunate’ but was also quick to declare that ‘it was the greater good’.

“It is very unfortunate and it’s not good for our football and for sports generally in Nigeria,” Eguma said.

“It is a big blow particularly in our own area of football even though it was taken for the greater good.

“In Rivers United football club, we have been doing well and have been moving smoothly in the league and this is like an obstacle and a setback,” he said.

Rivers United have amassed 45 points from 25 matches and sit four points of the table toppers, Plateau United with 13 round of matches still to play.

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