Thu. May 13th, 2021

The Nigeria Football Federation has approved the resumption of the 2020/21 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League for November 15.

The NFF took the decision at the end of its Executive Committee meeting held via video conference on Tuesday.

This follows the lifting of the ban placed on contact sports by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 October 15.

The communique of the meeting, which was released by the Communications Department of the NFF, said the federation approved the resumption proposal presented by the League Management Company.

“Following from the lifting of ban on football activities in the country, the Executive Committee endorsed a proposal by the League Management Company to fix the calendar for the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League to commence anytime from Sunday, 15th November 2020 and end the season by June 2021, with full adherence to the Federal Government’s COVID19 protocols and other requirements as may be prescribed.

“Full compliance with the Club Licensing regulations is mandatory for Clubs willing to take part in the NPFL,” the communique read.

The football body also asked the Nigeria National League, Nigeria Women’s Football League and Nationwide League One “to synchronise their calendars with that of the NPFL with each of them commencing within three weeks of the elite League.”

The 2019/20 season of the NPFL was cancelled in August, with the Points Per Game format used to determine league positions after the league had initially been suspended in March after match-day 25, following the outbreak of COVID-19.

(Punch)

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