NFF adopts PPG, sets new league season tentatively to start September/October

first_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All Time10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?12 Countries Whose Technological Progress Amazes14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch Today Loading… Following resolutions passed at an online meeting of the NFF Football Committee, which had in attendance the Chairpersons of all the National Leagues and the President of the Nigeria Referees Association, the Executive Committee of the NFF has adopted PPG, sets new league season tentatively to start September/October. NFF after a holistic consideration of all the issues affecting the leagues (including the status of the leagues before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic), the impact of the pandemic-induced disruptions, the health, safety and movement restrictive measures in the country, the potential protocols for football resumption, the costs, the financial status of the leagues and clubs, CAF calendar and resolutions of the various leagues as conveyed to the NFF, approved the following: 1. NPFL – The league ends at current Matchday 25 and the Points Per Game (PPG) table will be used to rank the teams in order to ensure sporting merit and sporting fairness. – The names of the Top 3 (three) clubs on the NPFL final PPG table as at Matchday 25 shall be submitted to CAF to represent Nigeria in the 2020/2021 CAF Inter – Club competitions (2 slots for CAF Champions League and 1 Slot for CAF Confederation Cup). – There will be no promotion to, or relegation from, NPFL for the 2019/2020 season. – The NPFL 2020/2021 season will start from September/October 2020 and end May 2021 subject to the full reopening of the country and the approval of the health authorities. 2. The NNL – The NNL 2019/2020 season which is at Match day 3 – 5 and has been on break since December 17, 2019 is cancelled, null and void. – There will be no promotion to, or relegation, from NNL. – The NNL 2020/2021 season will start from September/October 2020 and end May 2021 subject to the full reopening of the country and the approval of the health authorities. – The NFF will work with the NNL, the participating clubs and other stakeholders to ensure a successful fresh start from September/October 2020. This will include a review of the NNL structure to optimize its development. 3. NWFL – The yet-to-commence NWFL 2019/2020 season is aborted.center_img – The NWFL 2020/2021 to start from September/October 2020 and end May 2021 subject to the full reopening of the country and the approval of the health authorities. 4. NLO – The yet to commence NLO 2019/2020 Season aborted. – There will be no promotion to or relegation from NLO. – The NLO 2020/2021 season will start from September/October 2020 to end May 2021 subject to the full reopening of the country and the approval of the health authorities. 5. AITEO CUP – The AITEO Cup 2019/2020 which had only commenced at the State level is aborted. – The 2019 AITEO Cup Winners to be presented to CAF for the 2020/2021 CAF Inter-Club competition (Nigeria’s 2nd slot in the CAF Confederation Cup), reserved for Federation Cup winners. – The AITEO CUP 2020/2021 season to start from September/October 2020 to end May 2021 subject to the full reopening of the country and the approval of the health authorities. . All dates for the 2020/2021season to start are subject to the directives of the Federal Government in line with COVID-19 protocols. read also:NFF to pay Rohr $100,000 for April, May salaries . In addition, the full enforcement of licensing regulations and financial controls for the NPFL will commence from the 2020/2021 season. All clubs are required to comply, failing which they will be barred from participating. The Nigeria Football Federation will formally take the resolutions to the next General Meeting of its Congress for ratification. In the meantime, these resolutions have been formally communicated to the Federal Ministry of Youth & Social Development. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

United receive approval to install Barriers at old Trafford

first_img(REUTERS) – MANCHESTER United have received approval to install 1,500 barriers at Old Trafford next season which will allow supporters to safely stand, the Premier League side said on Wednesday.The club submitted their proposal to Trafford Council last year and the seats — which come with a rail for fans to lean on when they stand — will be installed in the north-east quadrant of the stadium.Standing at grounds in the top two tiers is banned but clubs have looked to find a middle ground, with Wolverhampton Wanderers installing rail seats at their Molineux stadium last year.“United will now discuss installation options with potential suppliers, working within current UK government recommendations relating to construction site operating procedures and social distancing,” the club said in a statement.The club’s managing director Richard Arnold said the seats would improve spectator safety in areas where fans are prone to standing more often during games.“It also allows us to future-proof the stadium in the event of any changes to the current all-seater stadium policy,” Arnold said.“If the trial is successful, we may consider further implementation of barrier seating in other parts of the stadium.”Manchester United Supporters’ Trust said they were delighted that the club was given the go-ahead afterlast_img read more

MLB trade rumours: New York Mets consider trading Jed Lowrie and Jeurys Familia?

first_imgLast Updated: 4th December, 2019 18:25 IST MLB Trade Rumours: New York Mets Consider Trading Jed Lowrie And Jeurys Familia? MLB trade rumours: The New York Mets are looking to trade Jed Lowrie and Jeurys Familia in the off-season. Dom Smith might be included in the package deal FOLLOW US Sreehari Menon 9 months ago Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer’s McLaren destroyed in bizarre accident SUBSCRIBE TO US 9 months ago MLB trade rumours: Texas Rangers could sign New York Yankees player Miguel Andujar COMMENT WE RECOMMEND 9 months ago MLB trade rumours: Jacoby Ellsbury released by New York Yankees, what’s next for him? Written By First Published: 4th December, 2019 18:25 IST WATCH US LIVE 9 months ago MLB trade rumours: New York Yankees in for Gerrit Cole, Didi Gregorius? The New York Mets are considering the possibility of trimming their payroll in the offseason. According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the Mets are considering trading infielder Jed Lowrie and Jeurys Familia in a package deal with the low-cost first baseman Dominic Smith. The New York Mets had acquired both players last season. Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: New York Yankees In For Gerrit Cole, Didi Gregorius?MLB Trade rumours: New York Mets looking to trade Jed Lowrie and Jeurys Familia LIVE TV MLB Trade rumours: Jed Lowrie and Jeurys Familia last seasonJed Lowrie was limited to 9 games last season due to injury. Despite him being an All-Star player, his age and injury issues dropped the 35-year-old’s trading value. On the other hand, Jeurys Familia had a season to forget, finishing with an ERA of 5.70 and 4.88 FIP in 66 outings with a 6.3 BB/9 last season. The 30-year-old was brilliant before the previous season, closing 123 games for the Mets from 2013 to 2018.Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: Texas Rangers Could Sign New York Yankees Player Miguel AndujarMLB Trade rumours: New York Mets looking at damage control?It seems like the New York Mets’ General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen is trying to clear some of the mess he created last season. Van Wagenen in his debut season last year acquired both Jed Lowrie ($20 million, two years) and Jeurys Familia ($30 million, three years). Familia is still due $22 million through the 2021 season while they owe Jed Lowrie $ 13 million through the 2020 season. According to Spotrac, The New York Mets are $11.5 million luxury tax, and it could be one reason they are aiming for a bit of financial flexibility. While Mets haven’t made the team’s payroll public knowledge, it seems like the New York side, who are known to be frugal,  are trying to cut down on their costs. Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: Jacoby Ellsbury Released By New York Yankees, What’s Next For Him?MLB Trade rumours: Mets willing to add Dominic Smith in the Lowrie-Familia packageThe question here is whether the New York Mets should use Dominic Smith in what’s effectively a damage control procedure. Smith batted .282 and slugged .525 with 11 home runs and 25 RBI in 89 games in 2019. The 24-year-old is not due free agency till 2025. The only reason for the Mets to trade him would be because he fits better as a first baseman, which creates a problem for the Mets since National League Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso is their long-term answer at first.Also Read: Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Trevor Bauer’s McLaren Destroyed In Bizarre Accident 9 months ago Houston Astros accused of using electronic equipment to steal pitching signslast_img read more