After several back and forth on the available options to end the Nigeria Professional Football League, the Nigeria Football Federation has passed resolutions on the 2019/2020 season .
The resolutions was made known in a press release on Friday after stakeholders met in an online meeting , which had in attendance the Chairpersons of all the National Leagues , the President of the Nigeria Referees Association and the Executive Committee of the NFF .
The purpose of the meeting as stated in the release is to find a solution to the issues affecting the league .
Issues deliberated on includes the status of the leagues before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic , the impact of the pandemic-induced disruptions , the health, safety and movement restrictive measures in the country , the potential protocols for football resumption, the financial status of the leagues and clubs, CAF calendar and resolutions of the various leagues as conveyed to the NFF.
After holistic consideration, the following resolutions were adopted :
The league ends at current Matchday 25 and the Points Per Game (PPG) table will be used to rank the teams in order to ensure sporting merit and sporting fairness.
The names of the Top 3 (three) clubs on the NPFL final PPG table as at Matchday 25 shall be submitted to CAF to represent Nigeria in the 2020/2021 CAF Inter – Club competitions (2 slots for CAF Champions League and 1 Slot for CAF Confederation Cup).
There will be no promotion to, or relegation from, NPFL for the 2019/2020 season.
The NPFL 2020/2021 season will start from September/October 2020 and end in May 2021 subject to the full reopening of the country and the approval of the health authorities.