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By Chineze Ogugua

The League Management Company, LMC has announced the indefinite suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) following the current crisis rocking Nigerian football.


The league was initially scheduled to resume immediately after the just concluded World Cup, on the 18th of July, however, the league body are now forced to suspend the league indefinitely.

In a letter signed by the Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar, it read:

“Kindly be informed that the League Management Company (LMC) has reached a decision to postpone the resumption of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) indefinitely,”

“The decision is based on the current adverse circumstances in the administration of football in the country as a result of which sponsors, partners and service providers have expressed strong concerns and are reviewing their involvement in the league”

“There is therefore the need to engage them further in this regard in order to mitigate against any possible adverse outcome. Furthermore, organizing matches of the NPFL under the current circumstances might cause irreversible damage to the League brand”

The country is likely to be banned from all footballing activities for two years by FIFA if the crisis doesn’t end by September.


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