Despite the crises currently going on between the Nigerian National League and Nigeria Football Federation over Super 8 playoff, The LMC Chairman Alhaji Shehu Diko has confirmed that the Nigerian Professional Football League kicks off its new season the 13th January.

Shehu Diko in a press, said: “the National Nigerian League (NNL) have made plans to kick off with the Super 8 on the 5th, which I think, to finish probably on the 9th. Following the festive period the teams involved have been given time to arrive on the 3rd or 4th”.

The League Chairman further said: “We will get it right these time and we will hopefully start the league at its proposed date. Honestly we have learnt our lessons from what happened the last season and we putting measures on ground to see how we can prevent such mistakes reoccurring”.

Shehu expressed optimism for better days for the NPFL

He said: “everything is gradually coming back to normalcy. There are plenty of things that need to be done, to get the league in to a better  shape  which, We need to focus on those issues and see what next to do”.

The LMC Chairman concluded by saying: “Everything will certainly fall in place as planned this season and at the end all the brawling issues will fade away gradually”.

The proposed January 13 date for NPFL kickoff still stands even as the NNL Super 8 will now start in Aba on January 5 and ends January 8.