Heartland FC of Owerri and Kano Pillars have contacted newly promoted Doma United for the sale of their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) slot.
Kano Pillars were condenmed to relegation to the Nigeria second-tier league (NNL) on Saturday after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Appeal Committee upheld the decision of the Disciplinary Committee who deducted three points from accumulated 45 points for violation of League rules in their home match against Dakkada FC.
Heartland FC on the other hand were confirmed relegated from the NPFL with two matches to the end of the 2021/22 season.
However, this newspaper gathered that both teams want to maintain their NPFL status next season and commenced negotiation with Doma United to achieve their aim.
Meanwhile, the CEO of Doma United has assured fans and the entire people of Gombe State that the newly promoted club will participate in next season's NPFL contrary to some reports in some media outlets.
"Let me be clear about this and assure the good supporters of Doma United Football Club that Doma United is not going to sell its NPFL ticket and we're ready to play in the elite league. We didn't come this far to stop, we will play in the elite league. People should debunk any other report that is saying a different thing because we don't know where they're emanating from. We're a professional club, so we'll play in the league. The CEO insisted.
"This has put to sleep some rumors that Doma United will relinquish its NPFL status to the recently relegated Kano Pillars." He concluded.
However, there are indication that he may listen to the highest bidder in the days to come.
Doma FC spent one season in the Nigeria Nationwide League One (NLO) and picked the NPFL ticket at its first attempt in the ongoing 2021/22 Nigeria National League (NNL)