Nigeria Sports Minister Dare announces new date for 2019/2020 NPFL season
Nigeria Sports Minister Dare announces new date for 2019/2020 NPFL season
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Nigeria Sports Minister Dare announces new date for 2019/2020 NPFL season

Nigeria Sports Minister Sunday Dare has announced the new kick-off date for the Nigeria Professional Football League 2019/2020 season.

The league was initially scheduled to begin on September 22, but the allegation of fraud against top officials, among other issues, have caused the setback.

Dare is however confident the NPFL will commence on October 20.

“We have been working round the clock in the last one month,” Dare told reporters during his visit to the Golden Eaglets camp in Abuja.

“You will recall that I gave a directive that the NPFL should start on the 15 latest October 20 but after due consultation, it was obvious that the league can’t kick-off on the 15 anymore but the league will start on the 20.

“Notification has gone to all the clubs to get ready. We are doing all that is necessary beyond the league announcement.

“But while the league starts, the issues that have bedevilled are under x-ray right now and we intend to attack them.

“We will be making some changes and we will be talking to some people and the federation and those in the past and present in the glorious days of the league.

“We have a solution to all these problems. We just need unity of purpose to solve them. I’m trying to unify as many factions as possible. So if their interests in the league is genuine we will move ahead with them.”

Enyimba will be looking to defend their title won in June.

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