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The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is about to kick-off on the twenty seventh of December, 2020, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has stated.
Dare acknowledged this whereas briefing the press on the National Stadium in Lagos on Friday, calming nerves over the resumption of the Nigerian league which has been on a break as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
The minister dismissed insinuations that the nation’s soccer is lifeless however admitted that curiosity in Nigerian soccer has waned over time.
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He famous that other than the pandemic which has claimed hundreds of lives throughout the globe, the soccer league within the West African nation has not resumed because of points with the organisers.
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According to him, the ministry might be assembly with the NPFL and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to fine-tune plans for the restart of soccer within the nation. Clubs, they are going to be an evaluation of groups’ readiness to renew motion, stressing that the league will resume with the groups which might be prepared.
Sports fans had linked the poor outing of Nigerian groups within the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederations Cup to the halting of the league.
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Both Plateau United and Kano Pillars lately crashed out of the Champions League and the Confederations Cup respectively, heightening requires the resumption of the home league.
NFF President, Amaju Pinnick had on March nineteenth, 2020 introduced the closure of soccer actions in Nigeria, citing the elevated variety of COVID-19 instances within the nation (5 as of them).
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