The League Management Company (LMC), organisers of the Nigeria Professional Football League has now proposed a new kick-off date of December 18 for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Chairman of LMC Shehu Dikko said “Our target now is to start December 18 and end July 9, while our Super 4 will be between December 5 and 11.”
“We also plan to start the 2018 season by the end of August 2017.
“All the clubs already have the schedule and planning.
“We want to align our calendar to Europe by the end of the 2017 season, which would be hugely beneficial for us both in terms of organisation, planning and even finances.
“This will get our clubs going in CAF competitions as they will play at least 13 to 15 games before the start of CAF competitions in February 2017.”