Nigeria football league returns December 17
… As NPFL finalises plan for 2021-2022 season kick-off
Report says the League Management Company (LMC) has named a date for the start of the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League season (NPFL).
The 2021/22 NPFL season was scheduled to start on November 21st 2021 and end on June 26th 2022, but could not hold due to logistic reasons.
The new date picked is said to be December 17th, which was agreed at a meeting held in Lagos on November 20th between LMC Executives, Club Owners Association reps, and LMC Directors.
According to unconfirmed fixtures circulating on social media, reigning champions Akwa United will host Kano Pillars, while Katsina United welcomes Shooting Stars SC of Ibadan to the Patanmi stadium in Gombe.
Lobi Stars will lock horns with Rivers United at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, while Enyimba FC will host neighbors Abia Warriors in Aba.
Kennedy Boboye’s Akwa United side were crowned champions of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League season after producing a remarkable 5-2 victory over MFM FC in Uyo on matchday 37 in Uyo.
Akwa United recorded the longest unbeaten run of 18 games to clinch the NPFL title.
NPFL 2021/2022 FIXTURES
Gombe United v Shooting Stars
Akwa United v Kano Pillars
Lobi Stars v Rivers United
Katsina United Rangers International
Enyimba v Abia Warriors
Sunshine Stars v Wikki Tourists
Niger Tornadoes v Plateau United
Kwara United v Dakkada
MFM FC v Remo Stars
Heartland v Nasarawa United