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NPL assures on February kickoff date



The Nigeria Premier League (NPL) has reassured followers of the top flight division that the 2012/13 season will kick off on February 16, 2013.

The new kick-off date was selected as part of resolutions reached at Tuesday’s 7th annual congress of the NPL in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.

Former acting executive secretary of the NPL, Tunji Babalola was appointed as the sole administrator of the league and he has quickly moved to restate the league body’s desire to flag off the upcoming season as scheduled.

“I have absolute confidence that the (2012/13) league season will start on that day. We will achieve that with the support of all the stakeholders and the clubs. I believe that we are going to begin the season as scheduled,” Babalola told supersport.com.

The league chief also bemoaned the failure of the league body to stick to the original plan of getting the season started on the originally agreed May 2012 date.

“This season was supposed to have started since May and we are talking about (getting things started) next year. Nobody should doubt that the new season will commence on February 16.

“I am confirming to you that that date stands and nobody will change it,” he said.



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