The Board of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has announced a postponement of the scheduled kickoff for the 2023/24 season citing the need to have members focus on the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) which holds in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Davidson Owumi, the Chief Operating Officer explained that the League body yielded to representations from various stakeholders in reaching the decision.
“We have everything set for the kickoff in Ibadan on Saturday but following representations from multiple stakeholders and more cogent is the complex logistics involved in having our Chairman and Clubs leadership travel from Ibadan to Uyo”, Owumi told NPFL Media Wednesday morning.
He said the postponement has been communicated to the clubs so they can stand down travel plans already made.
“Note therefore that there will be no flag-off game this Saturday, September 9 as originally planned”, the letter to the clubs read.
He said a new kickoff date will be communicated in a few days