NNL 2022-23: League body splits teams into eight groups

Ahead of Wednesday’s draws, the Nigeria National League has released the groupings for the 2022-23 NNL season, which is scheduled to kick off on March 3.

The 43-team league, comprising 19 teams from the Northern Conference and 24 clubs from the Southern Conference, is split into eight sub-regional groups.

Each Conference has been divided into four groups and clubs will play each opposing team in their sub-regional group twice, home and away.

Group B1 features south-south clubs

The Northern Conference is divided into four groups (A1, A2, A3 and A4), while the 24 Southern Conference is broken into B1, B2, B3 and B4.

The 2022-23 season will begin on March 3, 2023

Winners of the eight groups will likely play in a Super 8 playoff tournament, which will be held at a neutral stadium.

The top four teams at the playoffs will gain promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League.

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