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Nigeria league resumption to wait

The league went on recess after the first round during the World Cup in Brazil and the League Management Company slated this coming weekend for the competition to resume.
However, after a meeting of the club bosses Monday night in Abuja, AfricanFootball.com gathered the restart of the league may now be delayed by a week or two as it clashes with the country’s FA Cup, the Federation Cup.
“The resumption of the league is to be delayed because of the Federation Cup,” a top club official told AfricanFootball.com.
The Federation Cup, round of 16 will be played on Thursday across the country with several premier league clubs like Enyimba, El Kanemi, Bayelsa United, Sharks and Dolphins involved.
A change in the resumption date would also mean that the Wednesday registration deadline earlier announced will be extended.
Champions Kano Pillars lead the table after the first round of the championship with 34 points from 19 matches.
Meanwhile, Gombe United have bolstered their squad with seven acquisitions ahead of the resumption of the season.
The Desert Scorpions have made wide recruitments from both their Premier League rivals and clubs in the Nigeria National League (NNL).
Gombe today unveiled Azuka Ebinum (Warri Wolves), Maurice Chigozie (Plateau United), Cyril Obodo, Austin Ekpoma, Isaac Giwa (El-Kanemi Warriors), Matthias Samuel (Kano Pillars) and Peter Iyamu (Bendel Insurance).
The club also recently appointed former Super Eagles coach Austin Eguavoen as their new Technical Adviser following the departure by mutual agreement of Maurice Cooreman, who could not continue his role owing to poor health.

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