ABUJA – The League Management Company (LMC), on Thursday announced that Nigeria Professional League’s (NPFL) final match day is now Sunday, Nov. 16.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the last games of the NPFL were originally fixed for Nov. 9.
However, the LMC announced via its social media platform that the final matches have been shifted by one week.
LMC explained that “this adjustment is to allow for whatever petition may arise from the clubs. However, all petitions close on Nov. 7’’, it stressed.
NAN reports that although Kano Pillars have won the league for the third time in a row, there is still a hot contest between teams eyeing continental places.
Also, at the drop zone, one more team is expected to join the relegated trio of Nembe City, Kaduna United and Crown FC.
Warri Wolves are among the teams jostling for continental spots and have threatened to snub their last league game against Nasarawa United if the Lafia-based side failed to honour their game against Giwa FC.
NAN recalls that Nassarawa United walked over Giwa FC after the Jos-based side failed to show up twice for the rescheduled game in Abuja.
This was after crowd trouble in Giwa’s last match at their traditional home ground in Jos against Sharks which got them banished to Abuja.
NAN also recalls that the LMC had on Wednesday directed the two clubs to replay the game on Thursday. However, Nasarawa FC failed to honour the match at the FIFA Goal Project, Abuja.
Isaac Danladi, the Chairman, Nasarawa United FC, said his club had written a protest letter over the decision to replay the match.
He said he received two letters from LMC. “One of the letters said we had been awarded three points and three goals for the match, while the second letter said we will replay the match on Thursday.’’ (NAN)