The Federal Government has approved the resumption of football leagues in the country.
This was announced by Dr Sani Aliyu, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, at a briefing on Thursday.
Aliyu, however, said matches will resume without spectators at the stadiums.
The PTF Coordinator also disclosed that recreational parks can be reopened but for only supervised activities.
“Restriction is removed on outdoor communal (non-contact)sports and use of recreational parks for supervised physical exercise and sporting leagues to resume with no fans in stadiums,” Sani said.
The Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) was suspended indefinitely after matchday 25 in March due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The league was subsequently cancelled, with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying that there will be no promotion to the top tier league from the Nigeria National League while no team from the NPFL would be relegated.
The federation stated that the clubs positions would be determined by Points Per Game. This would determine clubs that would represent the country in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup.