The League Management Company, organisers of the Nigerian Professional Football League, has rescheduled fixtures for the remaining four games of the season.
The LMC announced the adjustments through their official handle on Twitter and explained that the decision was made due to the kick-off of the AITEO Cup Competition (formerly known as the Federation Cup) for men and women, the second leg of the African Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic next weekend and the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in September.
“Match day 35 now holds on 20 August due to Aiteo Cup, CHAN & FIFA WCQ. #NPFL fixture adjustment. MD 36 – 27 Aug,MD 37 – 3 Sept, MD 38 – 9 Sept,” the tweet stated.
#NPFL fixture adjustment
Matchday 35 now holds on 20 August due to Aiteo Cup, CHAN & Fifa WCQ
MD 36 – 27 Aug
MD 37 – 3 Sept
MD 38 – 9 Sept pic.twitter.com/JfTzCXkpOH
— League Management NG (@LMCNPFL) August 10, 2017
This will see all Match day 35 games hold on August 20th, Match day 36 on August 27, Match day 37 on September 3, with the last Match day coming up on September 9.
The Super Eagles will play Cameroon in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers on September 1 before playing the return leg three days later.
The home-based Super Eagles team will face Benin Republic on August 13 in Cotonou, before playing the second leg in Kano, a week after for a place in the 2018 African Nations Championship.