The season 2020/2021 Nigeria National League (NNL) will finally kick off this weekend, with actions expected in different centres in the four zones.
In the Northern Conference A1, Nigeria’s Anti-graft Agency side, EFCC will host former Nigeria Premier League outfit, FC Taraba at the popular Area 3 Playing Ground, Garki, Abuja at 4pm while, in Group A2, action spot is at the Abubakar Labo, Malumfashi Stadium, Katsina, the tango is between Malumfashi FC and another former Nigeria Professional Football League club, Zamfara United FC in one of the first week fixture.
Forty six teams will be jostling for action in the new season, twenty one (21) clubs in the Northern Conference, and twenty five (25) teams in the Southern Conference.
A total of Five hundred and twenty eight (528) matches for the entire season will be played, two hundred and forty (240) in the Northern Conference and two hundred and eighty eight (288) in the Southern Conference.
In a week, there are twenty two (22) matches, twelve (12) in the South and ten (10) in the North.
Teams are allowed a maximum of three (3) substitutions (changes) per game, and may be reviewed.
The NNL offered only one transfer window for now; and it may be subject to review also. The date for the transfer window is usually two weeks as contained in the fixtures recently released by the League Secretariat.
At the end of regular season, a Super 8 tournament designed to select the best four teams in the NNL for promotion will hold at a venue to be announced later.
The Super 8 is a pool of the best two teams in each of the abridged divisions, the format and style will also be made known in the nearest future.
OTHER WEEK ONE FIXTURES.
Standing Bye is El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri.
Oyah Sports Int’l vs Green Berets FC of Zaria – venue –Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna
Rarara FC vs Gombe Utd –venue – Kahuta Stadium, Katsina.
Sokoto Utd FC vs Aklosendi Int’l FC Lafia- venue – Gindinya Stadium, Sokoto.
NAF FC vs Mighty Jets of Jos, venue- Area 3 Playing Ground, Garki ,Abuja.
Niger Tornadoes FC vs G & k Shekarau FC of Kanu, venue – Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna
Road Safety FC vs ABS FC Ilorin, venue – Area 3 Playing Ground, Garki, Abuja.
DMD FC Maiduguri vs Kogi Utd,venue- Elkanemi Warriors Stadium.
Kebbi Utd FC vs Yobe Desert Stars FC, Haliru Abdul Stadium, Birnin Kebbi.
Go-Round FC Omoku vs Osun Utd FC, venue –Krisdera Stadium,Omoku.
Stores FC of Lagos vs Giant Brillars FC Enugu,Venue- Agege Township Stadium,Lagos
Delta Force FC vs Vandrezzer FC of Lagos,venue- JJ Okocha Stadium,Ogwashukwu, Delta.
3SC of Ibadan vs Rovers FC Calabar,venue-Dipo Dinu Stadium,Ijebu Ode.
Dynamite Force FC Edo vs Ekiti Utd,venue- Edo University Field,Iyamho.
FC Nilayo of Abeokuta vs Nnewi Utd ,venue- MKO Abiola Stadium,Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Bendel Insurance – Bye.
Crown FC Ogbomosho vs Holy Arrows FC Ole (Delta), venue- Lautech Sports Complex, Ogbomosho.
J’Atete FC Ugheli (Delta) vs Abia Comets,venue- Otujeremi Stadium, Ugheli.
Ibom Youth FC vs FC One Rocket Ikot Ekpene (Akwa Ibom), venue- Ikot Ekpene Stadium.
JoyCometh FC Lagos vs Gateway Utd FC,venue-Agege Township Stadium, Lagos.
Apex Krane FC vs Bayelsa Utd, venue Agbor Townsip Stadium, Delta.
Remo Stars FC vs Godosky FC Anambra,venue-Remo Stadium, Ikenne.