Emmanuel Adesanya, Chief Working Officer of the Nigeria Nationwide League (NNL), says the league will begin on Saturday with a complete of 46 groups collaborating throughout the nation.
Adesanya additionally mentioned the season started with strict adherence to all COVID-19 protocols.
The NNL chief made this recognized whereas addressing the media on the NNL Secretariat on Wednesday in Abuja.
“The Federal Authorities by the Ministry of Youth and Sports activities / NFF has particularly ordered that each match day within the numerous locations, the COVID-19 protocol daily needs to be noticed.
“We convey the identical to our numerous golf equipment and Soccer Associations that each one COVID-19 protocols needs to be noticed, adopted and dropped at the latter within the numerous match venues.
“Golf equipment are anticipated to offer hand sanitizers on the entrance to the stadium, hand washing within the numerous designated areas is necessary and all social separation procedures are required.
“We’ve written and communicated all this to the golf equipment and so they have assured us that they are going to comply with all our directions.
“The NFF has additionally arrange a COVID-19 Committee which is led by Ibrahim Gusau accountable for monitoring and compliance at numerous venues throughout match days,” he mentioned.
The chief working officer remarked that, following the NNL’s preparation for the brand new league, the administration had put in place some measures to make sure the standard of officialisation of the matches.
“By the particular grace of God, our President, Obinna Ogba, being a retired referee has been capable of sit down with the Referees Appointment Committee and has begged them to nominate superb and high quality referees to formalize our matches.
“Subsequently, we hope that NNL 2020/2021 will expertise a brand new model of high quality arbitration and we have now additionally communicated to the committee that we are going to not hesitate to desert any arbitrator that’s not increased than the required customary.
“We’ve additionally launched the Reward and Punishment mechanism to make sure that the standard of refereeing in our league is on par with what may be achieved within the Nigeria Skilled Soccer League (NPFL),” he mentioned.
Nicholas Akujobi, the NNL’s Administrative Secretary, whereas talking on the format of abbreviated legal guidelines to be adopted, famous that the 46 collaborating groups will probably be divided into 4 teams.
“Within the Northern Convention, we have now A1 and A2, whereas within the Southern Convention we have now B1 and B2.
“In A1 we have now 11 golf equipment whereas in A2 we have now 10 golf equipment.
“In B1 we have now 12 golf equipment, whereas B2 consists of 13 golf equipment.
“A complete of 24 video games are scheduled to be performed every week over a 22-week interval with a minimum of 536 video games to be performed within the league season,” he mentioned.
He revealed that the “Tremendous 8” format can be adopted this season with the 2 high golf equipment rising from every group.
He added that the primary eight golf equipment would then converge on a center-back to be introduced to find out the league winner via a round-robin or elimination course of because the case could also be.
Sajo Mohammed, NNL’s government director accountable for advertising and marketing and sponsorship, inspired well-meaning Nigerians and company our bodies to return on board to assist sponsor the league, including that the Premier Lotto was the one sponsor of the league. for the time being.
He additionally inspired the media to do extra to advertise NNL, including that the significance of the media for the expansion and improvement of the league can’t be overstated.
The abbreviated season NNL 2020/2021 is scheduled for the top of Feb. 13 to 19 June.