The Board and Management of the Nigeria National League (NNL ) has fixed March 3rd, 2018 as the resumption date of the nation’s second tier league 2017/2018 season, AOIFootball.com reports.
The draw, which was held yesterday in Lagos served up several mouthwatering clashes through the abridged league.
It is now a 36-team competition instead of 32 teams – 16 teams from the North and 20 from South of the country.
The abridged league will also go on break during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia before resuming back on July 21st.
It was also agreed at the AGM that a Super 8 tournament will determine the four teams that will secure promotion to the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).
In a statement released during the Annual General Meeting, the NNL Independent Chairman, Chidi Ofor Okenwa, said the league body has learnt from the previous season’s mistakes and are poised to rectify such.
“We have learnt a lot from the last season and intend to make necessary adjustments,” Okenwa stated.
Meanwhile, Go-Round Fc of Omoku have emerged champions of the Nigeria National League (NNL) Super Four competition, defeating Heartland 2-1 at the Agege Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday evening.
Solomon Nwachukwu was the hero, as he grabbed a brace for the Omoku side, while Lucky Emariojake scored Heartland’s only goal.
Go-Round FC drew their first blood in the third minute following a goal dash from Nwachukwu.
Lucky Emariojake equalised for the Naze Millionaires with a nicely taken free-kick just at the edge of Go Round’s area, at the 27th minute.
Go Round redeemed their lead back at 33rd minute with Nwachukwu connecting to a swiftly from the midfield and expertly slot the ball in past Utodo Japhet.
The victory boosts Go Round ahead of their Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) season opener away at Wikki Tourists on Sunday, January 14.