NPFL Resumption On Hold Indefinitely

The League Management Company (LMC) has postponed the resumption of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) until further notice.

The league’s custodian made the decision as a result of the ongoing leadership crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Incumbent NFF President Amaju Pinnick and the Ambassador Chris Giwa-led faction have been embroiled in a leadership tussle for the better part of the last four years.

The decision to suspend the league indefinitely was conveyed in a statement from the LMC earlier this week which read: “The decision is based on the current adverse circumstances in the administration of football in the country as a result of which sponsors, partners and service providers have expressed strong concerns and are reviewing their involvement in the league.”

The NPFL was initially postponed to accommodate the just concluded FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia and was expected to resume on Wednesday, July 18 with Matchday 25 games before the latest development announcing the postponement of the games indefinitely.