With few days to its kickoff, the Nigeria National League board has announced the shifting of the league till further notice, in order to allow more time for crucial logistics to be put in place, AOIFootball.com reports.
The commencement date was before now scheduled in the first week of March, according to the league body, pressing developments meant the earlier timetable was no longer feasible.
In a statement, the league scribe Amar Ignis offered several reasons for the new adjustments. He said:
“Plans on embarking on stadia /facility inspection for the forty (40) teams, from the 2nd-3rd of March 2018. Clubs have been instructed to submit to the League management their venues for home matches accordingly.
“Stadia inspectors and their teams have been charged on the need for thorough inspection and to ensure that only stadia that meet required standards are recommended for use and approval.
“Registration of clubs for the new season is still ongoing as well as registration formalization. Bet9ja NNL has declared it will end on the 7th of March, 2018.
League’s chief operating officer, Mr. Lawrence Katken proclaimed there will be no extension and late registration after the deadline given”.
“The league now has twenty (20) teams in the North and same in the South, following ratification of the format by the Nigeria Football Federation.”