The Nigeria Premier League has postponed the draw for the new season citing logistics as the reason for their actionThe Nigeria Premier League has postponed the draw for the new season.
The League organising body noted that they could not cope with the logistics of holding the draw in Kano during the Super Four Tournament.
NPL had fixed Sunday 13th of January as the date for the draw,but they had to send text messages to all the club Chairmen Thursday morning that the draw will not take place again.
Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Premier League, Tunji Babalola told Goal.com that after the last round of matches in the Super Four, all the clubs and officials will leave Kano as the seminar and draw have been postponed indefinitely.
"We cannot cope with the logistics of organising the draw and seminar. That is the reason why we are postponing the two events.
"We had wanted to do everything together so that our preparations for the new season will not be derailed. But we have to look for a new date for the draw which is very important," Babalola said.
Goal.com learnt that the Interim Management Committee of the Nigeria Premier League have exhausted the money given to them by the Kano State Government and cannot cater for the clubs that will be in Kano for the seminar and draw.
One of the Club Chairmen told Goal.com that the NPL explained to them that they will not be able to cater for their expense in Kano after they used the money given to them by the Kano State Government to organise the Super Four Tournament between Rangers Pillars, Heartland and Lobi Stars.
"We got the text message and instead of going to Kano, we did not travel again. But simply put, the problem is the money to organise the seminar and draw.
"They told us they have postponed the event indeifinitely and we are waiting for them to tell us when and where the draw will now take place.
"This is another little setback in our resolve to prepare very well for the new season which is supposed to start February 16th".