Sports Minister Sunday Dare Confirms October 20 NPFL Kick-Off Date

Sports Minister Sunday Dare Confirms October 20 NPFL Kick-Off Date

The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports , Mr Sunday Dare has disclosed that the 2019/202 Nigeria Professional Football League 2019/20 season will kick-off October 20.


The new season was earlier scheduled to kick off September 22, before it was date was pushed forward to October 10.


The Minister however confirmed that the October 15 date is no longer feasible, as it will now kick off five days later.



He also added that notification has been sent out to all the NPFL teams informing them of the new date.


“We have been working round the clock in the last one month,” Dare told the press during his visit to the Golden Eaglets camp in Abuja.


“You will recall that I gave a directive that the NPFL should start on the 15 latest October 20 but after due consultation, it was obvious that the league can’t kick-off on the 15 anymore but definitely the league will start on the 20.


“Notification has gone to all the clubs to get ready. We are doing all that is necessary beyond the league announcement.


“But while the league starts, the issues that have bedevilled are under x-ray right now and we intend to attack them.


“We will be making some changes and we will be talking to a number of people and the federation and those in the past and present in the glorious days of the league.


“We have a solution to all these problems. We just need unity of purpose to solve them. I’m trying to unify as many factions as possible. So if their interests in the league are genuine we will move ahead with them.”

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