Champions Enyimba Begin Title Defence In Aba As NPFL Finally Get Kickoff DateOctober 15, 2019
After a lengthy break, Match Day 1 matches in the new 2019/2020 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League will commence in the first week of November, according to the LMC.
The League Management Company organisers of the Nigeria Professional Football League have confirmed that the first match of the 2019/2020 NPFL season is scheduled to kickoff on November 3, after the draw for the competition was completed late on Monday in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria, as monitored by Soccernet.ng, reports that the draw was supervised by the LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko, and the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar.ADVERTISEMENT
The NPFL will revert to its original format of 20 clubs represented in a single NPFL log in a regular double round-robin system which will run from November to May 2020.
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In one of the star matches of the opening weekend, champions Enyimba play host to Nasarawa United as the People’s Elephant begin the journey to make it two in a row.
Kano Pillars are as usual among the favourites to challenge the Aba Lords for the coveted crown this term and Maisu Gida will aim to start the new season on a winning note when Rivers United come call on the opening weekend.
It is expected to end on May 30, 2020.
THE NPFL 2019/2020 MATCHDAY 1 FIXTURES
Wikki Tourists vs Jigawa Stars
Plateau United vs Lobi Stars
Delta Force vs Akwa Starlets
Kano Pillars vs Rivers United
Heartland FC vs MFM FC
FC IfeanyiUbah vs Adamawa United
Rangers International vs Sunshine Stars
Warri Wolves vs Akwa United
Abia Warriors vs Katsina United
Enyimba International vs Nasarawa United