League Resumption: Forum For Better League Advises Sports Ministry, NFF

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Sunday Dare, Minister of Sports

By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

The Coordinator Forum for Better Organized Nigeria League, Vincent Akinbami, has called on the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to ensure the right thing is done before the resumption of the country’s domestic league.

Suggesting the way forward in a radio programme in Kaduna, he said with the funds from FIFA, CAF and the support that might come from the government through the ministry of sports,  the 2019/2020  league season should continue, to produce a true champion.

In his words, “the leagues that have started should end, like the NPFL and NNL, while the ones that have not started should be cancelled.

“The premier league and national league should be concluded, national league will promote but there should be no relegation, while the Amateur/Nationwide  and the Women’s league should be cancelled and wait till next season,” he suggested.

He further suggested that  the dates should be managed from now till next season.

“Continue the 2019/2020 season from July  2020 and end it in November 2020.

“Start 2020/2021 season in January 2021  to end in June 2021.

“Now align our calendar with Europe and other African countries for 2021/2022 season starting it in August 2021 to end in May 2022.

“We are used to starting our league in January, so we can start 2020/2021 in January to make amendment,” he concluded.

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