NPFL reschedules matchday 15 and 16 fixtures

NPFL reschedules matchday 15 and 16 fixtures
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The NPFL is close to the midway point with all the intrigues and drama of an exciting season. It is safe to say that the managers of the NPFL have done a decent job, as the season has not been constrained by controversies.

With the year coming to an end, it would be proper to finish it on a high. Though the league managers have not been proactive in preempting certain situations, they have gone out to ensure that it is not put to disrepute. With the Christmas and New Year festivities in a couple of weeks, the league managers have decided to postpone the NPFL fixtures for week 15 and 16.

The NPFL shift matches by a couple of days. Christmas and New Year celebrations are a big deal in Nigeria and tends to affect several engagements. The NPFL is struggling for patronage as fans are just getting to terms with the quality and excitement of the league.

To avoid low turnout of fans for the last two rounds of matches this year, the NPFL has moved the games back by a couple of days. The week 15 matches scheduled for for Sunday, December 24 will now hold on Thursday, December 21.
The NPFL week 16 matches will now be played Thursday, December 28, instead of Sunday 31.

The decision will allow fans to watch the games before getting caught up in the euphoria of the festivities.

Remo Stars looking to the year top of the NPFL table It has been an exciting season, with plenty of exciting matches and results. The season has been packed with all the ingredients of a truly top league, and on that the NPFL deserves a pat on the back. Despite room for improvement, they have managed to ginger the fans back to the stadiums.

Remo Stars sit atop the 2023/24 NPFL table with Doma United and Lobi Stars hot on their tails. The Sky Blues will want to get the best results from their remaining NPFL fixtures this year. They will hope to do a number over Kano Pillars before their game in Ikenne against Lobi Stars.

Doma United have been the revelation of the season, as they are on second place above third place Lobi Stars. The Gombe-based side will lock horns imo with the Makurdi side in their next game and will hope to consolidate their position on the table.

Enyimba started the season poorly, but seem to have rediscovered their mojo. The People's Elephant are fourth on the log. In the relegation zone are Bayelsa United, Rivers United, Niger Tornadoes and Heartland. The shift in dates will also allow the players to get a well-deserved rest.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter.