Nigeria Premier League resumes on Thursday


Following the suspension of the nationwide strike by the labour union over the removal fuel subsidy, the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) has announced the resumption of the 2011/12 season on Thursday, January 19, 2012.

The season will restart with the rescheduled week 1 game between Kaduna United and Jigawa Golden Stars.

According to the Acting Executive Secretary of the NPL, Tunji Babalola, Week 4 matches will be played across the country this weekend with three matches- Kwara United /Dolphins, Wikki Tourists /Kano Pillars and Akwa United /Rising Stars billed for Saturday, January 21.

Other Week 4 fixtures will take place on Sunday, January 22.

These are the fixtures involving Gombe United/Niger Tornadoes, Rangers International/Kaduna United, Sunshine Stars /Ocean Boys, Enyimba International /Sharks, Heartland FC /ABS and Warri Wolves /Lobi Stars.

All Week 2 fixtures have also been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2012 while a new date would be announced for Week 3 matches.

The NPL board wishes to express its appreciation to all the stakeholders, particularly, the club officials and players for their understanding during the trying period occasioned by the nationwide strike and also appeals to all for continued support to the league board towards a successful league season.
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