The League Management Company has confirmed December 27 as the start date for the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League season.
This was revealed following consultations between the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the participating football clubs of the NPFL and Redstrike Media Group UK, the NPFL commercial rights holders and strategic commercial partners of the LMC.
The need to ensure full compliance with the mandatory COVID-19 Protocols and enforce compliance with the clubs licensing regulations, among other regulatory requirements, were given as reasons that led to the delay in commencing the league.
LMC Chairman Shehu Dikko also confirmed that arrangements are in place to ensure that domestic league matches are shown across different platforms, including OTT, Mobile, Free to Air, and Cable TV.
The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) was suspended in March following the spread of the coronavirus to the West African country.