LMC to ratify December 17 date for NPFL kickoff

The League Management Company (LMC) says it will ratify the December 17 kick-off date and fixtures for the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season at its General Assembly in Abuja.

Alloy Chukwuemeka, Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Club Owners Association, who confirmed this to newsmen at the weekend, said the General Assembly had been scheduled for December 7.

Chukwuemeka said the kick-off date was agreed at a meeting held in Lagos between the LMC Executives, Club Owners Association representatives, and LMC Directors.

He revealed that the all-important LMC General Assembly in Abuja would amongst other issues/agenda discuss and ratify the new NPFL season date as proposed.

According to the fixtures made available to newsmen by the secretary, the first round of the league is expected to begin on December 17, and end with matchday 19 fixtures on March 20, 2022.

There would be a one-week break before the resumption of the second round, which is expected to start on March 27, and end the season will end on July 17, 2022.

The NPFL Club Owners scribe also revealed that the LMC had introduced an asymmetrical fixture list for the 2021/2022 campaign.

It said it was expected to make the fixtures less predictable and more exciting.

The matchday one fixtures expected to be played in 10 centres across the country from 4.00 p.m.are as follows: Gombe United v Shooting Stars, Akwa United v Kano Pillars, and Lobi Stars v Rivers United.

Others are Katsina United v Rangers International, Enyimba v Abia Warriors, Sunshine Stars v Wikki Tourist, Niger Tornadoes v Plateau United. Also fixed are, Kwara United v Dakkada, MFM FC v Remo Stars, and Heartland v Nasarawa United.



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