LMC postpones NPFL resumption date over unresolved issues

The League Management Company has postponed the resumption of the Nigeria Professional Football League over some unresolved issues among the football stakeholders.

According to the executive secretary, Alloy Chukwuemeka, in a statement stated that a new date for the league resumption will be communicated by the club owners.

“I am directed to bring to the notice of all members and clubs that the resumption date of the 2017/2018 season earlier scheduled for Wednesday 18thJuly 2018 has be put on hold,” reads the statement.

“Consequently, the league resumption date has been postponed indefinitely until further notice.

“This postponement is as a result of some unresolved issues amongst the stakeholders within the football circle.

“Meanwhile, a new date will be communicated by the LMC. Thank you for your understanding of the situation as we regret the inconveniences it has caused you.”

It will be recalled that, the league went on break on June 2 ahead of the World Cup finals in Russia.

According to a statement issued prior to the break from the league organisers, “Most of the leagues still on at the time of the World Cup will only be running on the special permission of FIFA, like the league in Ghana which started late because of several issues.”

Meanwhile, players across the clubs in the league have resumed training ahead of the league resumption.

Lobi Stars, Akwa United, Kano Pillars, Enyimba and Plateau United who occupy the first five positions in the league table have been involved in friendly matches in order to get the players in tune for the remaining matches of the season.

Clubs such as Heartland who are currently battling with relegation are putting finishing touches on how to navigate their way out of troubled waters and escape damnation.

Akwa United who are second on the table will travel to Ilorin to engage Kwara United when the league resumes next month while Katsina United will travel to Omoku in Rivers State to keep a date with NPFL new comers Go Round in NPFL Matchday 25.

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