Nigeria Professional Football League awaits clearance to resume

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced that domestic football leagues will resume once the Federal Government gives clearance.

The Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) and many other football competitions have been put on hold since March due to the global pandemic coronavirus.

Already some African countries have decided to abandon the 2019/2020 season while others have opted to cancel the entire season.

Zimbabwe has rescheduled the start of its season to an unknown later date. They had initially scheduled the beginning of the 2019/2020 season in March.

Others too are hopeful of resuming the season when once there is a clearance to do so.

Nigeria, however, has decided to continue with their leagues once football is cleared to begin by the Government in the coming weeks.

“The NFF will “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 the announcement by the Federal Government on the resumption of football and other sporting activities in the country,” a statement read.

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