Again, NPFL postpones 2023/24 season kick-off
The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) on Wednesday announced the postponement of the 2023/24 season which was scheduled to kick off on Saturday, September 9.
The Board of the NPFL while announcing the postponement cited the need to have members focus on the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) which will hold in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the NPFL, Davidson Owumi explained in a statement that the League body yielded to representations from various stakeholders in reaching the decision.
“We have everything set for the kickoff in Ibadan on Saturday but following representations from multiple stakeholders and more cogent is the complex logistics involved in having our Chairman and Clubs leadership travel from Ibadan to Uyo,” Owumi told the NPFL Media Wednesday morning.
He added that the postponement has been communicated to the clubs so they can stand down travel plans already made.
“Note therefore that there will be no flag-off game this Saturday, September 9 as originally planned,” the letter to the clubs read.
The NPFL COO also said that a new kick-off date will be communicated in a few days.
Defending champions, Enyimba of Aba, were supposed to begin their quest for another NPFL title with a home game against the Federation Cup champions, Bendel Insurance, on September 9.
This is the second time that the 2023/24 NPFL season would be postponed, having been shifted from August 26 to September 9.
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