Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed that discussions
are being held as to how to end the 2019-20 domestic league season due
to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), the body responsible
for the management of the league, has suspended football activities
since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Boss Mustapha, chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19
and secretary to the federal government, early this month said the
government had no plans to open sporting activities leading the League
Management Company (LMC) to propose four options to end the league,
including a point-per-game (PPG) method.
Club owners had to vote in favour of the PPG as Plateau United
currently lead the NPFL table with 49 points from 25 games while Rivers
United are second with 45 points, and both clubs are in the Caf
Champions League spots.
17 chairmen of the Club Owners Association voted in favour of the PPG
method agreeing clubs should not face promotion or relegation.
The NFF has now announced that football stakeholders in the country
should be patient until they conclude their consultations as to how the
league should end.
“The Nigeria Football Federation has declared that wide consultation
is still ongoing as to the format and pattern of foreclosing the
2019/2020 Football Season, including that of the Nigeria Professional
Football League, NPFL,” read a statement from the NFF.