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LMC Postpone Crisis Ridden Nigeria Premier League Indefinitely

Organizers of the Nigeria Premier League, League Management Company (LMC) seem to be in disarray as the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season was once against postponed.

The league which was earlier scheduled to have kicked off this month was later postponed to December 1 and with few days to the announced kick off date, it has once again be postponed indefinitely.

The draws were held at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Tuesday during the halftime of the Super Cup game between the elected winner of the league last season, Lobi Stars and AITEO Cup winner, Rangers International.

Twenty teams were grouped in two different groups with four promoted teams in the NNL expected to join the already twenty NPFL clubs to make it twenty four after the crisis rocking the Nigeria National league NNL must have been resolved.

Following the promotion of NNL clubs to the league, the 2018/19 season will be played on an abridged format as the teams will be selected to join either of the two abridged group based on their location (North and South).

The Nigeria Premier League was suspended in July when it should have resumed following the FIFA World Cup break in July, but the leadership tussle in the Nigeria Football Federation resulted in the suspension of the league.

LMC after meeting with club chairmen decided to award the title to Lobi Stars with 13 games to spare and also decided that no team will go on relegation which has now created more problem than solutions.


Group A .

A1- Wikki Tourist
A2- Rivers United
A3- Rangers International
A4- Lobi stars
A5- Kwara United
A6- Enyimba FC
A8- Sunshine stars
A9- Kastina United.
A10- Niger Tornadoes

Group B

B1- Yobe Desert
B2- Go round Fc
B3- Nasarrawa United
B4- Plateau United
B5- Kano Pillars
B6- Akwa United
B7- Elkanemi Warriors
B8- Heartland Fc
B9- Ifeanyi Ubah
B10- Abia Warriors


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