The League Management Company (LMC), has announced November 3, 2019, as the kick off date of the 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, with matches slated to take place at all ten venues.
This followed a consultative meeting between the LMC and heads of the 20 participating clubs in Abuja on October 14, during which Chairman of the LMC, Shehu Dikko, presented a comprehensive briefing to bring the clubs’ officials up to date on situations in the league.
Dikko updated the club officials, especially on commercial activities and more robust business plans that are being pursued to resolve the recent challenges faced by the NPFL.
The LMC had proposed two start date options of October 20 or October 27 to the clubs. However, after deliberations, the November 3 date was agreed.
Part of the resolution of the meeting was the appreciation of the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, for his support to the NPFL and commitment to the resolution of the challenges facing the league.
The Clubs’ administrators also expressed solidarity with the LMC, expressed their preparedness to contribute towards successful delivery of the business plan presented by the LMC.
The clubs, while praising the leadership of the LMC and Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), noted the positive effort that are being put in place to strengthen organised football in Nigeria.
Fixtures for the season were also drawn up, and May 31, 2020 was marked as the last day of the league season.