Felele247.com.ng have scooped that there are possibility that the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League season might be suspended due to the Confederation OF African Football notification to all member nations to submit and commence registration for the next season continental competitions.
Nigeria Professional Football League have experience a lot of ups and downs in the past three seasons, in 2018 before the world cup in Russia,
In July 2018 the league was postponed indefinitely following crisis in the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).Lobi Stars was declared as the sole representative of the league in the 2019 CAF Champions League as the team was at the top of the standings.
The 2019 season the league consisted of 24 teams. Four were promoted from the Nigeria National League. Twenty teams remained from the previous season which was not completed. Four teams Niger Tornadeos, El-Kanemi Warrors, Go Round and Yobe Deserts Stars were relegated back to the Nigeria National League They were divided into two groups of 12 teams. The top three teams in each group contested for the title in the NPFL Super six championship playoff in Lagos. The People’s Elephant finished at the top of the log with 12 points from five games
The 2019–2020 Nigeria Professional Football League was season of the top-flight division of the Nigerian football league system and the 30th season since its rebranding as the ‘Professional League’. The league started on 3 November 2019 but was cancelled in July due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with no champions and no teams relegated. Enyimba were the defending champions, after winning the Super 6 play-offs the previous season.
The league was initially halted on 18 March 2020 following a decision by the League Management Company to suspend the league due to the COVID-19 pandemic with no decision made on the league’s resumption. On 10 July 2020 however, the league was cancelled by the NFF for the second time in three seasons (after the 2018 season ended in a similar way), following an online meeting between its executive committee and the league board with no champions and no relegation or promotion from the National League, and stopped at Matchday 25.
As a result of this, the league’s representatives at the continental competitions next season were decided by the PPG system, which created confusion and disagreement among the teams as Rivers United refused to accept their CAF Confederation Cup spot initially given to them.
Based on the points per game system, Plateau United and Enyimba will represent the country at the 2020–21 CAF Champions League while Rivers United will participate at the CAF Confederation Cup, since the 2020 Federation Cup was cancelled, Kano Pillars, the 2019 Federation Cup champions, will take the second CAF Confederation Cup spot.
Other African countries like South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Tanzania completed completed their 2019/20 premier league after their countries ministries of health lifted restrictions on covid19 lockdown.
As of May 4, 2021, the overall deaths due to coronavirus (COVID-19) in Africa reached 123,210. South Africa faced the highest number of casualties. With 54,511 deaths, the country accounted for roughly 44.2 percent of the total. Egypt was the second most affected in the continent, as the virus made 13,591 victims in the nation, nearly 11 percent of the overall deaths in Africa. Tunisia accounted for around 8.9 percent of the casualties in the continent, with 11,016 victims.
This countries managed to complete their various regular season and now they are on the verge of completing their regular season