A new date has been announced for the 2022/2023 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) Super Six PlayOff, www.aclsports.com reports.
To conclude the current league season which is played in an abridged format, top three teams in both groups are billed to compete in a season-ending Super Six PlayOff to determine the eventual classifications of teams from 1st to 6th.
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The Super Six PlayOff had first been scheduled to begin on Man 19, 2023 but was first moved to the 23rd due to a backlog of outstanding games most especially to current champions Rivers United.
With the final outstanding games being played this week, the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the league has now announced a new date for the Super Six PlayOff, commencing on June 3, 2023 at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos.
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Davidson Owumi the Head of Operations of the IMC explained that the revision of the schedule was agreed with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to accommodate the league and the Federation Cup.
“With Federation Cup round of 16 and quarter finals fixtures slated for 24 and 28 of May, we reasoned that the Super 6 can no longer hold from the earlier date as some of the teams that might qualify for the Play-off are also possibly going to be in the Federation Cup”, explained Owumi.
He stated further that following a meeting with the NFF, a new schedule was arrived at and this will see the finals of the Federation Cup continuing after the Super 6 on June 11.
In the calendar of events, teams are expected to arrive on June 1 while Match Officials will arrive Lagos on June 2 with the first games holding on June 3.
There will be three games on each MatchDay with free days in between each MatchDay.
The IMC approved format will declare as Champions, the team with the highest points at the completion of the matches. With each of the six teams playing each other, there will be a total of 15 games on five MatchDays.
So far, Bendel Insurance of Benin are the only team to have confirmed their place in the Super Six with just one round of matches left in the regular season. The trio of Enyimba, Remo Stars and Akwa United will battle out for the final two spots in Group A while Lobi Stars, Rivers United, Doma United, Sunshine Stars and Abia Warriors – in that order – will battle for the three places in Group B this week.
The regular season of the NPFL which was abridged into two groups will be concluded on May 21 with the three top teams in each group qualifying for the play-off.