March 17, 2016

LMC fixes new dates for continental contestants

STUMBLE: Shooting Stars Adeyinka Adedeji(l) stumbles during a GLO Premier League match between Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan and Kano Pillars in Ibadan yesterday. 3SC won 1-0. Photo courtesy LMC Media

Fixtures  involving the three Nigeria Profes-sional Football League (NPFL) clubs with continental engagements have been reschedule to accommodate the return leg of the second round of the two Confederation of African Football (CAF) Club competitions which takes place this weekend. The fixtures didn’t follow the two weeks return leg format and are holding just a week after the first legs played last weekend.

Salihu Abubakar, the League Management Company (LMC) Chief Operating Officer announced the adjustments in a communication to the clubs.

According to Abubakar, “these changes would not affect the end of season dates because we have made the adjustments utilizing dates that were in the first place deliberately kept free as a fall back for unforeseen situations such as these. Most of the fixtures will hold during the mid season break and thus will not alter our calendar as such.”

Nasarawa United and Enyimba were to have played outstanding fixtures from Match Day 2 yesterday but both teams have travelled out for their continental dates, hence the matches are now to hold on March 30.