The League Management Company has announced the final standing for the 2019-2020 Nigeria Professional Football League season.
The league organizing body revealed the official standing on Friday after the club agreed to end the season due to the effect coronavirus pandemic.
Plateau United (49 points), Rivers United (45 points), and Lobi Stars (43 points) made up the top three before play was suspended with most teams having 13 games to play. Enyimba, meanwhile, were fifth on 36 points and had played only 20 games when play was suspended back in March.
After long deliberations, the organizers decided to use to point per game method to determine the final standing, because some teams still have outstanding matches before the league was suspended indefinitely.
After the adoption of points per game, it was Plateau United who finishes on top of the table with 1.96 points, while Enyimba and Rivers United occupied the second and third position with 1.80 points respectively, but the Aba Elephant were second, thanks to better head to head record against Rivers United.
Lobi stars dropped to fourth with 1.72 points, while Rangers International remain fifth with 1.54 points.
Meanwhile Plateau United and Enyimba will now represent Nigeria in the CAF Champions League while Rivers United qualifies for the Confederation Cup.
Kano Pillars who finished sixth picked the final CAF Confederation Cup slot by the virtue of winning last season’s Aiteo Cup.
Meanwhile, ni date has been announced for the kickoff of the 2020/21 season as the Federal Government is yet to lift the ban of football a d other sporting events.
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