The new Nigeria Professional Football League season will kick off on Saturday after a meeting of the Club Owners in Abuja unanimously supported its commencement

Goal has been reliably told that the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2014/15 season will commence as scheduled this weekend after the Club Owners/League Managers meeting in Abuja on Thursday morning rubber-stamped the kick off date as outlined by the League Management Company (LMC).

Uncertainties had enveloped the start of the league this weekend despite assurances from the LMC that the season’s Week One matches will go ahead this weekend after some club officials enthused that it was better the league kicks off after the 2015 general elections.

This was further heightened last week when the Club Owners scheduled an emergency meeting for Wednesday (yesterday) ‘to discuss important issues and also deliberate on the kick-off date of the league’.

Goal spoke with the acting secretary of the Club Owners, Alloy Chukwuemeka who confirmed that the league would kick off this weekend with the star match being the tango between Heartland and Kano Pillars at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri on Saturday.

He however failed to divulge some of the other important decisions taken because according to him he needs to seek the permission of other members for him to do that.

“What I can only tell you is that the league season will start on Saturday with the star match being the clash between Heartland and Kano Pillars. Other details of the meeting you get to hear about it later after I have met with other members for ratification,” Chukwuemeka told Goal on Thursday morning.

Goal was told that all the 20 club chairmen or their representatives were present at the meeting that started on Wednesday night but extended to the early hours of Thursday before a compromise could be reached.

Kano Pillars have won the league consecutively in the last three seasons. Enyimba, Warri Wolves, Giwa FC and Nasarawa United were the others in the top five last season.