The Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has been mandated by the body to approve the 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) standings, and a few others to enable the 2019 season begin in earnest.
Due to the leadership crisis that rocked the NFF in past months, football activities had to be suspended until the issues were rightly dealt with, and order returned to the national football governing body.
Since the September elections, the body has enjoyed a new air of peace and progress. However, there are still a few unsettled issues that require immediate attention – hence, the mandatory order issued to the executive committee at the congress, held in Asaba on October 24th.
“In consideration of the crisis that briefly blighted the smooth organization of football in Nigeria, which has inevitably prolonged the League Season, Congress mandated the NFF Executive Committee to approve the eventual final tables of the various Leagues, including the promotion and relegation of teams.
“The Congress praised the partners and sponsors of the Nigeria Football Federation for their support and encouragement to the game, while calling on other corporate bodies and organizations to partner with Nigerian Football in order to fast-track the attainment of financial autonomy for the Federation.”
– NFF General Assembly