The League Management Company LMC says new dates has been scheduled for the postponed fixtures of Match Days 8 and 9 involving Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs participating in the 2017 CAF club competitions.
In a statement on Thursday, the LMC said the development was a consequence of the conclusion of first round ties in the two competitions.
The statement by LMC’s Head of Special Projects, Harry Iwuala, also announced the postponement of Match Day 13 and 14 fixtures involving Rangers International and Rivers United.
Rangers and Rivers United were successful out of the four Nigerian clubs which played in the opening round of the two competitions.
They made it through to the second round of the CAF Champions League.
According to the new schedule, Match Day 8 fixtures between Kano Pillars and Wikki Tourists and between FC IfeanyiUbah and Remo Stars will now hold on March 8.
The fixtures between MFM FC and Rivers United and that of Shooting Stars and Rangers International will hold on March 22.
“Other rescheduled fixtures are those of Match Day 9 between Wikki Tourists and MFM FC and between Enyimba International and FC IfeanyiUbah which will hold on March 15.
“The other fixtures, between Rivers United and ABS FC and between Rangers International and Kano Pillars, are fixed for March 29”.
The LMC, in the notice sent to all the clubs and signed by its Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar, also disclosed details about Match Day 13 and 14 fixtures.
It indicated that all Match Day 13 and 14 fixtures involving Rangers International and Rivers United have been postponed to dates that would be announced later.
“On Match Day 13 which holds on March 12, Rivers United are to play away to Katsina United while Rangers International are to host Wikki Tourists.
“Match Day 14 fixtures, scheduled for March 19, features Rangers International away to Sunshine Stars and Rivers United at home to Remo Stars.
“But the respective fixtures have now been put on hold as Rangers International and Rivers United have been drawn to play their CAF Champions League second round matches during the weekends of March 10 to 12 and March 17 to 19,’’ LMC said in a statement.