The League Management Company (LMC) on Monday announced an indefinite suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) which was scheduled to on Wednesday, July 18 after going on break for the World Cup.
A letter addressed to all the participating 20 clubs of this decision was signed by the Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar and attributed the suspension of the league to prevailing adverse circumstances in the administration of football in the country.
It reads in part:
“Kindly be informed that the League Management Company (LMC) has reached a decision to postpone the resumption of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) indefinitely.
“The decision is based on the current adverse circumstances in the administration of football in the country as a result of which sponsors, partners and service providers have expressed strong concerns and are reviewing their involvement in the league
It further added, “There is therefore the need to engage them further in this regard in order to mitigate against any possible adverse outcome. Furthermore, organizing matches of the NPFL under the current circumstances might cause irreversible damage to the League brand.”