The 2022/23 Abridged Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), officially reached the halfway mark today, with promoted El-kanemi Warriors hosting fellow strugglers, Kwara United of Ilorin; behind closed stadium gates, in Maiduguri.
The encounter is also the penultimate fixture of MatchDay 9; and according to the league’s governing body, the Interim Management Committee (IMC), the NPFL shall proceed on a break, which was planned to make room for the players, coaches, other staff of the twenty clubs to exercise their franchise in the 2023 general elections.
According to the IMC, the Mid-Season transfer window has been flagged open, since February 19th and it shall remain open for exactly one month, that’s 11:59 pm on March 19th.
Thereafter, the curtain shall be drawn on players registration, on March 24th, 2023.The very last fixture of Day-9 is the postponed game in Aba, between Abia Warriors of Umuahia and Rivers United of Port Harcourt; which the IMC has rescheduled to April 4th, 2023.
The tie was postponed to enable the Pride of Rivers host ASEC Mimosas of Côte d’Ivoire in a Group B duel, of the 2023 CAF Confederation Cup, eventually won by Rivers United 3-0, on Sunday, in Uyo.