The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has declared that they are yet to decide on which format to use to conclude the 2019/2020 Nigeria football season.
Football activities has been on hold since March because of COVID-19 with many projections been subjected on how to bring the season to a close.
Part of the proposed plan is the points per game method, the Super 6 or using the present team standings on the league table to judge the season.
The Nigerian government recently, also declared that sporting events can’t hold for now in the nation due to the increase in number of coronavirus patients.
OJB Sports earlier reported that majority of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) voted yesterday to bring the season to a conclusion using the points per game format with neither promotion nor relegation.
Seventeen teams of the twenty club sides in the league voted with Lobi Stars and Akwa United opting out of the vote while Rangers voted for a Super 6 mini competition.
Lobi Stars already rejected the PPG method to determine who represents Nigeria in inter-continental club competitions. Currently placed third on the log and occupying the last slot for CAF Confederation Cup, the PPG method will see Enyimba jump to second place while Lobi Stars misses out completely on continent.
NFF has however come out to say despite the vote, they are still to decide on how the season will end.
In a series of tweets posted via its handle @thenff but the football body okays the use of PPG.
“The Nigeria Football Federation has declared that wide consultation is still ongoing as to the format and pattern of foreclosing the 2019/2020 football season, including that of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL.
Reacting to widespread reports that a vast majority of club owners in the Nigeria Professional Football League had voted to end the season and therefore, the Points Per Game (PPG) principle would be adopted to determine Nigeria’s flagbearers in next year’s continental club competitions.
NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said that everyone should wait until after the ongoing consultations.
Recalled that the Nigeria National League (NNL) had been on break since December after match day 5.
Top officials within the NNL had previously disagreed with the fact that there might be no promotion from the second tier to the top flight. With NFF recent tweets, we await if there will be any moderation regarding the NNL.