The countdown to the start of 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League season will take a more definite shape on Sunday 17th December 2017 when fixtures for the new season will be released in Kano. The last league season ended on September 9 with Plateau United landing their first ever top flight title.
The next season has been scheduled to start on the weekend of January 14, 2018 and the full calendar for the season which includes the season fixtures will be released at a ceremony in Kano on Saturday night. The ancient city has been hosting a week-long pre-season invitational tournament since Monday, a championship which reaches a climax on Sunday with the final between Nigeria’s CHAN Super Eagles and MFM FC.
Ceremony will be held at Bristol Palace Hotel at Farm Centre, in the commercial city of Kano. Representatives of the twenty clubs are already in town for the ceremony. Newly promoted Go-Round FC of Omoku are the only team among the twenty clubs competing in the elite division for the first time in the club’s history.
Other newly promoted sides Heartland, Kwara United and Yobe Desert Stars are returning to the top flight after spending some years in the second tier Nigerian National League.