The League Management Company has rescheduled some games for weeks 11 and 13 of the NPFL owing to CAF competitions.
Four clubs from the NPFL: Plateau United, MFM FC, Akwa United and Enyimba FC are Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederations Cup.
Salihu Abubakar, Chief Operating Officer of the League Management Company (LMC), made public the adjustments in a memo circulated to all the clubs on Monday.
Abubakar explained that the NPFL draws were made before the continental fixtures were released hence the adjustments being made as Nigerian clubs advance in the competitions.
Two Matchday 10 fixtures, Akwa United versus Heartland and Go Round versus Plateau United which were originally scheduled for last Sunday, February 25 are now to hold on Wednesday, March 21.
Likewise, this weekend’s Matchday 11 fixtures involving all four clubs playing continental matches have been moved to Wednesday, March 28. The fixtures are Enyimba versus MFM FC, Plateau United versus Yobe Desert Stars and Katsina United versus Akwa United.
Matchday 13 fixtures were also affected in the adjustments with two of the affected fixtures moved from March 18 to April 4. Dates for two others would be announced at a later date. The matches to hold on April 4 are Plateau United versus Kwara United and Rangers International versus MFM while date for those of Enyimba versus Go Round and Rivers United versus Akwa United would be determined later.
Abubakar said all other scheduled fixtures for Matchday 11 would hold this Sunday, March 4.