The draw for the 2019/2020 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) was held on Monday night after a consultative meeting between the League Management Company (LMC) and Club Owners Association in Abuja.
The draw pits four-time league champions Kano Pillar and Rivers United on the opening day of action, and Fidelis Ilechukwu will welcome his former employers MFM FC when he leads Heartland FC in Okigwe.
Big wigs Plateau United will welcome Lobi Stars, while ties involving Enyimba Int’l FC and Rangers Int’l are likely to be postponed owing to continental involvements.
The weekend of October 27th was proposed, but they are rumours in some quarters that November 3rd
is the commencement date of the 2019/20 league season which will take a round robin format as against the abridged version of last season.
MATCH DAY ONE DRAW:
Wikki Tourists vs Jigawa Golden Stars
Plateau United vs Lobi Stars
Delta Stars vs Akwa Starlets
Kano Pillars vs Rivers United
Heartland FC vs MFM FC
FC Ifeanyi Ubah vs Adamawa United
Rangers Int’l vs Sunshine (PP)
Warri Wolves vs Akwa United
Abia Warriors vs Katsina United
Enyimba Int’l vs Nasarawa United (PP)