The Nigeria Premier League (NPL) has stated that its pre-season tournament, the Super Four for the 2011/2012 season will not take place.
A statement from the Premier League explained that the Super Four will not hold due to the closeness of the kick-off of the next season.
"Given that the commencement date (of the 2011/2012 season) is relatively short, this year’s Super Four would not hold," the NPL said.
The NPL has informed that "the 2011/2012 League season will commence on the 7th of January, 2012."
The league body has instead decided to organise a pre-season game between champions, Dolphins and an NPL selected side.
"In order to add glamour to the pre-season activities, Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt, the reigning champion will play NPL first XI. This will further allow for clubs to be fully prepared for the new 2011/2012 League season," stated the league body.