NNL Season Gets New Kickoff Date

The 2018 Nigeria National League (NNL) season will kickoff on Saturday, March 31.

The new start date was confirmed by the league body’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mr. Lawrence Katken.

The second-tier level of the Nigerian league was initially scheduled to start on March 3 before it was postponed for the number of competing teams to swell from 36 to 40.

Mr. Katken also revealed that the registration date for the new season has has been extended until Friday, March 23.

He thereafter warned that clubs who fail to meet the registration requirements could face disqualification.

The 40 clubs in the 2018 League have been divided into four divisions of A1, A2, B1 and B2 with each group containing the ten teams.

The top two teams will qualify for the Super 8 tournament that will take place at a neutral ground and also produce the four teams for promotion into the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) next season.