Speaking on the plans for the new season, Dikko said: “Our target now
is to start December 18 and end July 9, while our Super 4 will be
between December 5 and 11. We also plan to start the 2018 season by the
end of August 2017.
“All the clubs already have the schedule and planning. We want to
align our calendar to Europe by the end of the 2017 season, which would
be hugely beneficial for us both in terms of organization, planning and
“This will get our clubs going in CAF competitions as they will play
at least 13 to 15 games before the start of CAF competitions in February
2017,” he concluded. The past season was concluded on October 2.