The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday adopted the Points Per Game (PPG) table, which the Club Chairmen and the League Management Company (LMC) had used to rank the teams in order to ensure sporting merit and sporting fairness.
The body also stated that the league ends at current Matchday 25.
The decisions were taken following resolutions passed at an online meeting of the NFF Football Committee, which had in attendance the Chairpersons of all the National Leagues and the President of the Nigeria Referees Association.
The Executive Committee of the NFF has, after a holistic consideration of all the issues affecting the leagues (including the status of the leagues before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic), the impact of the pandemic-induced disruptions, the health, safety and movement restrictive measures in the country, the potential protocols for football resumption, the costs, the financial status of the leagues and clubs, CAF calendar and resolutions of the various leagues as conveyed to the NFF.
The NFF stated that the names of the Top 3 (three) clubs on the NPFL final PPG table as at Matchday 25 shall be submitted to CAF to represent Nigeria in the 2020/2021 CAF Inter-Club competitions (2 slots for CAF Champions League and 1 Slot for CAF Confederation Cup).
It further stated that there will be no promotion to, or relegation from, NPFL for the 2019/2020 season.
The NPFL 2020/2021 season will start from September/October 2020 and end May 2021 subject to the full reopening of the country and the approval of the health authorities.
In the NNL, the NFF submitted that the 2019/2020 season, which is at Matchday 3 – 5, and has been on break since December 17, 2019, is cancelled, null and void.