NPFL 2023/24 : Organizers Announce Postponement Of Kick-off Gives Cogent Reason

Organizers for the Nigeria Premier Football League NPFL 2023/24 season has suspended the kick-off slated for this weekend reports.

The new season of Nigeria Premier Football League NPFL 2023/24 was supposed to start this weekend. But it has now been postponed to indefinitely with no date yet according to an official statement.

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And in excuse, the Board in charge of organising the league cited the need to have members focus on the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) which holds in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

According to Davidson Owumi, the Chief Operating Officer, the League body yielded to representations from various and important stakeholders before reaching the conclusion.

And in his statements as reported by NPFL News on Twitter, “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.”

Also, he stated that the postponement has been communicated to the involved clubs. So they can stand down travel plans already made, and wait for further instructions.

Importantly, the football executive highlighted in clear terms that there will no flag-off as expected this weekend.

“Note therefore that there will be no flag-off game this Saturday, September 9 as originally planned”, the letter to the clubs read.

The letter titled “Postponement of NPFL 2023/24 season kick-off,” reads in full below_

Organizers postpone NPFL 2023/24 kick-off

Organisers of the NPFL 2023/24 season postpones kick-off, but with cogent reasons.

“The Board of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) wish to inform you that the scheduled kick-off for the 2023/2024 season has been put on hold and a new date will be communicated to you.

“This is due to the exigencies connected to the sponsorship of the league. Note therefore, that there will be no flag-off game this Saturday, September 9 as originally planned.

“This is for your information and necessary action please.”

Meanwhile, clubs participating in the ongoing CAFCC preliminary rounds can continue with its preparation ahead of the fixtures next week.

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At the moment, only Bendel Insurance and Rivers United is representing Nigeria at the continent. Because the duo of NPFL champions Enyimba FC and runner-up Remo Stars are all out of the CAF Champions League.

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