Nigeria league set to resume as referees end their boycott

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The Nigeria Premier League will resume next week after the country's referees called off a boycott of the competition.

The officials went on strike last month in protest over the Nigeria Football Federation leadership row, that saw Fifa refusing to recognise the election of Chris Giwa as president.

The Nigeria Referees' Association (NRA) has told the League Management Committee they are ready to return after the reinstatement of Aminu Maigari as NFF boss.

"Consequent of the NRA readiness to officiate in matches, all Match Day 26 fixtures will hold on Wednesday, September 17 and clubs of the Glo Premier League have been notified accordingly," he added.

The country's lower leagues, the Nigeria National League and Nationwide League, as well as the women's competition will also resume next Wednesday.

The row over the NFF presidency also saw football's world governing body, Fifa, threaten Nigeria with a global suspension, which was lifted on Tuesday.

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