The Nigeria Professional League 2017/18 season will be commencing on Sunday, January 14, 2018, the League Management Company, LMC has announced.

Preceding the new season will be the annual NPFL pre-season tournament which will run from December 11 to December 17 in the pyramid city of Kano.

According to the breakdown of the calendar released by the LMC on Thursday, there will be three midweek matches on match days 2, 4 and 5 while the mid-season break will be from April 30 to May 5 and a longer break for the FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15.

Resumption from the World Cup break will be on July 18 with matchday 25 which will be the first of another three mid-week matches in the second stanza.

The other two mid-week fixtures will be on match days 27 and 29.

Plateau United are the reigning NPFL champions.

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