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NPFL Postpones 2023/24 Season Kickoff

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NPFL Postpones 2023/24 Season Kickoff
The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has announced the postponement of the 2023/24 season kickoff due to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) taking place in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The decision was made after considering representations from stakeholders and the logistical challenges involved in having the Chairman and Clubs leadership travel from Ibadan to Uyo. A new kickoff date will be communicated in the coming days.

The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has announced the postponement of the highly anticipated 2023/24 season kickoff, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 9. The decision was made by the NPFL Board in light of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), set to be held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the NPFL, Davidson Owumi, explained in a statement that the postponement was due to representations made by various stakeholders and the complex logistics involved in having the Chairman and Clubs' leadership travel from Ibadan, the initial kickoff location, to Uyo.

"We had everything set for the kickoff in Ibadan on Saturday, but following representations from multiple stakeholders and more cogently, the complex logistics involved in having our Chairman and Clubs leadership travel from Ibadan to Uyo, we have decided to postpone the kickoff," said Owumi.

The postponement has been duly communicated to the clubs, advising them to stand down any travel plans that had already been made. The letter sent to the clubs stated, "Note therefore that there will be no flag-off game this Saturday, September 9 as originally planned."

This marks the second time that the 2023/24 NPFL season has been postponed, with the initial kickoff date shifted from August 26 to September 9. The league authorities, however, assured fans and stakeholders that a new kickoff date will be communicated in the coming days.

The defending champions, Enyimba of Aba, were scheduled to kick off their quest for another NPFL title with a home game against the Federation Cup champions, Bendel Insurance, on September 9. However, both teams will now have to wait until the new kickoff date is announced.

The postponement of the NPFL season kickoff brings disappointment for football enthusiasts eager to witness the start of the highly competitive league. It also poses challenges for the participating clubs, as they will need to adjust their training programs and maintain their players' focus during this extended break.

Despite the setback, this decision highlights the importance of the Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Football Federation. The AGM serves as a platform for key discussions, decision-making, and strategic planning to shape the future of Nigerian football.

Football fans and stakeholders across the country eagerly await the announcement of the new kickoff date for the 2023/24 NPFL season, hoping that it will be soon and that all the necessary arrangements can be made.

Source of content: OOO News 2023-09-06 News

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