Abuja - The new season of the Nigeria National League (NNL)
has been fixed to kick off on May 7, 2016.
At the Congress of the NNL held in Abuja, the league body
also agreed to have an abridged league format of eight teams in four different
Kaduna United, Sokoto United FC and Kogi United, and five
others have all been grouped in Group A1 in the new format. Group A2 has heavy
weights like Kwara United, FC Taraba and Gombe United - all former NPFL club sides.
Group B1 has, among others, Rivers State FA Cup champions Go
Round FC, Remo Stars and Delta Force FC while ABS FC, Gateway FC, Bayelsa
United FC and Prime FC of Oshogbo are part of Group B2 setting.
Speaking at the event, Chairman of the NNL Ad-hoc Committee
and NFF 1st Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi stated that the committee had to go
for an abridged league format because of the time already wasted as they aim to
have a league that would be successful and productive.
Also read: NNL Congress holds in Abuja
He further noted that barring any last –minute change to the
proposed kick –off date, the league should be concluded in good time. The 1st
-placed teams in all four groups automatically pick the qualification ticket to
the Nigeria Professional Football League.
SOKOTO UNITED, KADUNA UNITED, KOGI UNITED, SHEKARAU BABES,
KATSINA UNITED, FC YARMALIGHT, MIGHTY JET, JIGAWA STARS
ADAMAWA UNITED, KWARA UNTED, FC TARABA, WIKKI FEEDERS,
SUPREME COURT, FC ZAMFARA, DREAMS FC, GOMBE UNITED
REMO STARS, COD UTD, DELTA FORCE, GO ROUND, UNICEM ROVERS,
SHARKS FC, AKWA STARLET, ABIA COMETS
ABS FC, CROWN FC, PRIME FC, J. ATETE FC, BAYELSA UTD, FIRST
BANK, GATEWAY UTD, B. INSURANCEFor
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