The Federal Government has warned that the Nigeria Professional Football League will not resume until basic conditions are fulfilled.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Gabriel Aduda stated this following the Federal Government’s approval for sports activities to resume nationwide behind closed doors.
The Federal Government, through the implementation guideline for phase three of the eased lockdown on September 3, granted permission for the resumption of sporting leagues without fans.
However, Aduda stated that necessary steps would be put in place first by the Nigeria Football Federation and clubs, before the league, which was cancelled in March, would resume.
The statement added that sports minister Sunday Dare had directed the NFF to communicate with the clubs the need to comply fully with financial controls and regulations as stipulated in the rule books, before a date would be fixed for the resumption of the league.