The League Management Company (LMC) has announced March 7 as the new kick-off date for the Glo Premier League.
The decision of the LMC to postpone the commencement of the new season was necessitated by the challenges being faced by the clubs in relation to funding and validation of documentations necessary to carry out the mandatory registration exercise.
“We have agreed to accommodate this popular request to extend the registration process period to enable the clubs tidy up their documents for certification,” LMC chairman, Nduka Irabor, revealed.
He informed that the LMC after a meeting in Abuja decided on a two- week extension of the kick-off date as a result of the peculiar nature of funds release by government, their principal sponsors and the observations made by LMC stadium inspection teams.
Irabor declared that after this period of grace, only the clubs that meet the minimum requirements would be allowed to participate in the league.
“We have considered reports of the stadium facilities inspection teams and the need to allow the clubs two weeks of grace to correct observed deficiencies in their facilities, hence the league earlier scheduled to start on February 21-23 will now start on the weekend of March 7 through to March 10.
“There will be no further extension after this period and the league will start with only clubs that meet the minimum requirements”, he insisted.