Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs voted once again voted today for the points per game method to be use to conclude the 2019/2020 football season.
On Sunday, seventeen club chairmen voted to use the points per game system (PPG) to conclude the league. The decision sparked an outrage from the three remaining clubs that disagreed with the PPG method.
If Sunday’s voting was a far cry of what to be expected, today’s voting has given a direct signal on how the league might be eventually decided as majority of the clubs once again voted that the season should be judged using the points per game system.
This decision will see no promotion from Nigeria second tier division, the NNL to the top flight league and no relegation from the top flight to lower decision.
With the recent development, Plateau United maintain its top spot while Rivers United will be second on the log with Enyimba coming third.
Rivers and Enyimba were tied on the same point at 1.80 after using the PPG. Rivers United was however awarded second place based on goal difference.
The Stanley Eguma led team has 1.87 goal difference compared to Enyimba 1.50.
Lobi Stars finished fourth with Rangers ending in the fifth position.
In accordance to the PPG, Plateau United and Rivers United will represent the country in the CAF Champions League with Enyimba picking the first slot for the CAF Confederation Cup.
It is yet to be seen on how the final slot for the CAF Confederation Cup will be decided.
The AITEO/Federation Cup should have been the main decider as the winner is guaranteed the slot. Lobi Stars might feel entitled to the final slot based on their position on the log, Kano Pillars however is the defending champion of the AITEO Cup. With football on hold because of COVID-19, a vital decision awaits on that.
Every recommendation made today is subjected to approval from the League Management Company (LMC) and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)
NFF already said they will be coming out with a decision of their own on how to conclude the season albeit meeting with major stakeholders first.
The greenlight therein was that the body okays the use of PPG in their statement.
Is the NPFL 2019/2020 season already decided?
We await the final approval from the nation’s custodian of football.