By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
The League Management Company,LMC of Nigeria chairman Shehu Dikko has revealed there are meetings to decide the best way to end the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) that has been suspension due to threats from the COVID-19.
Dikko states there are four plans in consideration and the best one will be adopted by football stakeholders in the country.
”We already have our plans even at that time we discussed several options. As we speak we have four opinions on the table and the best options are being discussed at the highest level.”he disclosed.
The first option is playing and completing the league the normal way by playing out the 13 remaining games.
The second option will see all clubs play in a particular state with three stadiums that are not more than two hours within themselves so that they can all stay there and within six- seven weeks the league can be concluded at neutral venues.
Based on the realities on ground, the third option is to end the league using the point-per-game system in order to adjust the table to fit in teams with outstanding matches and bring all teams at par. A play off, probably in the super six form will be played thereafter to determine the league champions and choose continental representatives.
The fourth option which is to end the league outrightly and choose a three or four continental representatives through the point par game system will be considered if football is not allowed to continue for the reason of health. The process is to ensure merit and fairness.
However, Dikko submits that due to realities on ground, the feasible option may be to adopt the point par game system and have a play off.
The Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) was suspended on March 18th this year.
Several African nations have either concluded or canceled their domestic Championship.
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