The League Management Company (LMC) has announced a new kick-off date for the 2013/14 Glo Premier League season.
The forthcoming season was initially slated for February 21 in Akure but has now been postponed to March 7 following reports from stadium inspection teams.
“We have agreed to accommodate this popular request to extend the registration process period to enable the Clubs tidy up their documents for certification,” LMC Chairman, Hon. Nduka Irabor, said.
The league body wants a reasonable level of improvement on facilities at grounds proposed by Clubs to host league matches.
Irabor said the LMC has thus resolved on a two weeks delay for the kick-off following representations from Clubs which cited their peculiar nature of fund release by government, their principal sponsors and the observations made by LMC Stadium inspection teams.
“We have considered reports of the stadium facilities inspection teams and the need to allow the Clubs two weeks period to correct observed deficiencies in their facilities, hence the League earlier scheduled to start on February 21-23 will now start on the weekend of March 7 through to March 10. There will be no further extension after this period and the League will start with only Clubs that meet the minimum requirements”, added Irabor.
He also stressed that clubs which fails to comply with the upgrade recommendations of the LMC inspection teams within the period of extension would not be certified for the forthcoming campaign.