NFF approves Nov 6 kickoff date for Nigerian League

China Acheru

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF have finally accepted a November 6, 2010 kick off date for the country’s Premier League which has already suffered 2 postponements.

After a board meeting of the NFF on Wednesday afternoon, the board agreed that the league must start next week and to show their commitment to the kickoff, set up the Referees Appointment Committee which was the reason the league’s start was postponed the last time.

Amongst members of the committee are the chairman, Suleiman Muazu, Ahmed Maude who is the current president of the Nigeria Referees Association will serve as its vice chairman and former FIFA referee, Linus Mba will serve as a consultant to the committee.

The League was initially scheduled to kick off on September 25 but had to be postponed by the NFF who felt they had issues to resolve like the case of Bayelsa United then protesting their relegation from the Premier division and the protest against election of League chairman, Davidson Owumi by Victor Baribote Rumson.

A new date, October 23 was fixed but again, the absence of a Referees Appointment Committee ensured the season could not kick off last week.


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