Nigerian League takes another break

After
ten match days, the Nigeria Professional Football League will be taking its
second.
The
League Management Company (LMC), the group saddled with running the league on Tuesday
announced yet another break, this time for three weeks to commence after games
of Match Day 10.
In
a circular to the NPFL Clubs, Shehu Dikko, the Chairman of the LMC said the
break period would be used amongst other things to carry out spot checks on
Clubs’ compliance with the NFF Clubs Certification Regulations and also allow
the clubs Managers some space to engage meaningfully with the new political
leadership in their respective states.
“You
may wish to recall that we started the league with blanket provisional waiver
to the clubs to allow them comply with all registration requirements  before Match Day 9 when a review will be
conducted by the LMC. The break period is also a time to revisit club stadium
facilities to remedy observed defects as the clubs have so far operated with
provisional certificates,” the LMC Chairman added.
Mallam
Dikko said the break had also become necessary to allow the club managers time
to “acquaint themselves and engage meaningfully with their respective new
Governor-owners.”
The
League will now resume June 14 with games of Match Day 11 originally scheduled
for Sunday, May 24, 2015.

Clubs,
fans and sponsors have been assured that the break will not affect the date on
which the final games of the season will be played, which is still November 15
as originally scheduled. However, the midseason break for the second transfer
window will now start on July 19 as against the initial July 10. The second
round games will commence on August 2 with Match Day 20.



Between March 28 and April 11, 2015, the League took a break for the General Elections in the country.

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