The 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL) season will kickoff on December 6, 2020 with the season to end July 4, Nairasports.com.ng reports
NAIRASPORTS reports that 2019/2020 league was suspended on Match day 25 in March, NPFL was officially called off and Points Per Game (PPG) was used to determine the final rankings, with no promotion and relegation.
Earlier, the Nigeria Football Federation gave November 15th as a tentative date for resumption of the elite league in the country.
According to NFF, ” Following from the lifting of ban on football activities in the country, the Executive Committee endorsed a proposal by the League Management Company to fix the calendar for the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League to commence anytime from Sunday, 15th November 2020 and end the season by June 2021, with full adherence to the Federal Government’s COVID19 protocols and other requirements as may be prescribed.
“Full compliance with the Club Licensing regulations is mandatory for Clubs willing to take part in the NPFL. The Executive Committee further mandated the NNL, NWFL and NLO to synchronize their calendars with that of the NPFL with each of them commencing within three weeks of the elite League. However, the Executive Committee made it clear that in line with the Federal Government’s directive, all football activities can commence immediately” he said
The League Management Company has certified 13 stadiums across the country to have met minimum requirements to host games while Another 11 were recommended for varying degrees of upgrade and repair works before they can be certified to host NPFL matches.