Why NPFL Will Not Resume On Sunday
Second round matches of the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) which were rescheduled to commence on Sunday May 7; have been shifted again.
The Chief Operating Officer of the League Management Company (LMC), Salihu Abubakar, in a notice to clubs said the recent shift will allow clubs playing continental championships - Rangers International and Rivers United - complete rescheduled fixtures.
“We also have deemed it right to accommodate the State Federations Cup finals which obviously will feature some of the NPFL Clubs,” Abubakar added.
Following their drop from the CAF Champions League to the CAF Confederation Cup, Rangers and Rivers United had a number of fixtures rescheduled by the LMC and the dates have dragged beyond the mid-season break.
“We didn't think it would be appropriate for the clubs to carry over their first stanza fixtures into the second round,” the LMC official noted.
Rivers United will on Wednesday, May 3 host Remo Stars while Rangers take on Plateau United.