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LMC Modifies Glo Premier League Fixtures, Season Still Ends Nov. 15

Posted: Oct 23, 2015 at 7:37 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The League Management Company (LMC) on Thursday released what it called “modified fixture schedules’’ for the remaining games of the 2014/15 Glo Premier League season.

According to the new schedule sent to clubs by the LMC Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar, Match Day 35 fixtures will no longer hold on Sunday.

“They will now be played on Wednesday.

“Also, all Match Day 36 fixtures will hold on Sunday, Nov. 1.

“The rescheduled fixtures between Sunshine Stars Football Club of Akure and Rangers International FC of Enugu, and that between FC IfeanyiUbah and El-Kanemi Warriors FC of Maiduguri will be played on Wednesday, Nov. 4,’’ Abubakar stated in the schedule.

The LMC had earlier in the week postponed the Match Day 34 fixture between Sunshine Stars Football Club and Rangers International FC.

With the Akure-based Sunshine Stars having six players in the Super Eagles squad leaving Nigeria Friday for Ouagadougou to face Burkina Faso, the postponement was expedient.

The national team was scheduled to play the return leg of the 2016 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier on Sunday.

The LMC had then acceded to Sunshine Stars’ request to have their match rescheduled in line with Article B15.14 of the Framework and Rules.

Under the provision, a club with five players in the national teams can request for a shift in date of their game.

The schedule further listed the date for Match Day 37 fixtures as Sunday Nov. 8, while the last games of the season would still hold on Sunday, Nov. 15.

Abubakar went on to explain why the adjustments became necessary.

“This is not only to enable the country have the services of the best players in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), but also to ensure that there will be no fixture congestions.

“We set out to ensure that the best players will be on parade for Nigeria, so that we (the Super Eagles) can (on Sunday in Ouagadougou) defend the lead from the first leg.

“Ìt will also allow us clear all outstanding fixtures and have all games played at the same time,” he said.