NFF president, Amaju Pinnick

The various football leagues in Nigeria may resume soon as the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has mandated talks to begin on this.

 

The Executive Committee of the NFF, in a meeting last week instructed its football committee to hold talks with the heads of the various Nigerian Leagues regarding a resumption date or dates.

 

According to a communique made public by the NFF Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, this will be subject to an announcement by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

 

“The Board mandated its Football Committee to liaise with the heads of the various Leagues (Nigeria Professional Football League; Nigeria National League; Nigeria Women Football League and; Nigeria Nation-wide League One) and other important stakeholders on the return of the domestic football season, subject to an announcement by the Federal Government on the resumption of football and other sporting activities in the country,” the statement said.

 

The top tier Nigeria Professional Football league took a break in March with less than a third of games left to play while the second-tier Nigeria National League had played just five games before they took a Christmas break in December.

 

That league never returned.

 

Two years ago, in 2018, the Nigeria Professional Football League could not continue after the FIFA World Cup and during a meeting of all twenty club General Managers, they agreed to end the season abruptly.

 

They awarded the rights to play in the Africa Champions League as winners to Lobi Stars.

 

There have already been calls that the current season is voided like was done in 2018 with the title handed over to Plateau United, who were the leaders at the time of the suspension.

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