2019/2020 NPFL: LMC Sets For Super 6

May 25 15:19 2020

Chairman of the League Management Company Alhaji Shehu Dikko has revealed the 2019/2020 NPFL season may be decided on a Super Six format.

Dikko who spoke on Channel TV from Abuja, said the option is more popular among the League Managers and the NFF. He said that they have four option on the table which all depends on the realistic situation of things on ground “the first option is to end the league as it is, adjust the table based on Points Per Game (PPG) system so as to bring all the teams at par to guarantee sporting merits & sporting fairness. Then LMC organize a Play off (which would be a one venue event for 7-10 days) to determine the Winner & CAF slots.

The second option is to end the league as it is, adjust the table based on PPG system so as to bring all d teams at par to guarantee sporting merits and the sporting fairness. Then submit the top ranked teams for CAF competitions. This option is only considered if there is no time for the play offs.

” The third option is to converge the clubs in one state venue and play the remaining matches within 3 stadiums that are normally not more than 2 -3hrs apart and conclude the remaining matches within 5-6 weeks playing 3 games a week and with all the quarantine and testing requirements.

He said that this option is only open with time permitting and huge support from Government and only if the country reopened completely and interstate travels allowed.

The final opinion he said is to conclude the league as normal on basis of home and away provided time permits, the country reopen completely, the Health issue completely under control and with huge support and approval from Government.

He said the option that involves six teams playing in a venue for 10 days looks more realistic, as the four teams to represent the country in the continent would have been decided.

Based on the Points Per Game system, five matches will be deducted from all the teams, to bring them at par with Enyimba’s 20 matches, leaving the top team on 34 points and the last team with 5 points.

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) which was suspended on March 18;after the completion of Match day 25, after the deductions will have Enyimba on top with 36 points, Plateau Utd 34 points, , Rivers United 30 points, Lobi Stars 32 points, Rangers International 23 Points, Kano Pillars 22 points all vying for the continental slots.

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