LMC brands reported plan to end NPFL season in China as fake news

The League Management Company (LMC) has described as fake news the report that it plans to conclude the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season in China.
The purveyors of the news which seem to have enjoyed viral circulation in the social media claimed that LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko revealed the plan to a Lagos based Radio Station.
But Dikko said he could not have said so after a recent online conference meeting of the LMC and chairmen of the 20 NPFL club’s which agreed on possible options to conclude the season.
A statement by the LMC quotes Dikko as saying, “Why would I suggest that we will conclude the season in China with all the logistics nightmare and attendant cost this would entail. This is an absurd attempt at fake news.”
The LMC Chairman said the decision reached at the meeting with Club Owners still stood, adding, “we will continue to liaise with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the Sports Ministry and relevant government agencies working on the COVID-19 pandemic for advise on when it is safe for football to return.”

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