The League Management Company (LMC) has rolled out the timetable for the 2018-19 season following the directives from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that the new season must kick off from January 13, 2019.
The schedule which also accommodated CAF Inter Club competitions and the Federation Cup will be activated with the commencing of the league season on January 13 with the Match Day One and ends with the NPFL playoffs from May 13-25, 2019.
There will be a mid-season break from February 28 until March 8 while the league which has been grouped into two will have 22 Match Days each for Group A and B before the top.
The schedule also indicated that the 2019 Federation Cup competition, which Enugu Rangers are the defending champion,s will start with the Rookie rounds on March 6 while the final is billed for May 26.
The league ruling body had conducted the draw for the 2018-19 NPFL season in October with Wikki Tourists, Rivers United, Enugu Rangers, Niger Tornadoes, Lobi Stars, Katsina United, Kwara United, Sunshine Stars, Enyimba, MFM and yet to be known two clubs from the NNL occupying Group A while Yobe Desert Stars, Go Round, Nasarawa United, Abia Warriors, Plateau United, FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Kano Pillars, Heartland, Akwa United, El Kanemi Warriors and NNL 3 and NNL 4 make up Group B.
Lobi Stars are the reigning champions of the NPFL after being declared champions following major stakeholders meeting with the NFF and agreed to end the league season to ensure that Nigeria's teams are not missing in the 2018-19 CAF Interclub competitions after only 24 Matchdays.
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