HEAT OF THE MOMENT NPFL SPORTS GIST LMC APPROVES FIVE SUBSTITUTIONS PER MATCH AS NEW NPFL SEASON COMMENCES TODAY By Admin Posted on December 27, 2020 1 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin The League Management Committee (LMC) has approved that clubs playing in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) can make five substitutions per match as the league commences today. In a press release on sunday afternoon, the LMC stated that all five substitutions must be made in a maximum of three substitution opportunities. FULL STATEMENT RELEASED BELOW: New Substitution Rules – NPFL 2020/2021 Rules B13.41. In any league match a club may include a maximum of 9 substitute players in its team sheet. During the match, each team: may use a maximum of 5 substitutes;has a maximum of 3 substitution opportunities in the course of play, provided that where both teams make a substitution at the same time, this will count as a used substitution opportunity for each team;may additionally make substitutions at half-time B13.42. Not more than 5 substitute players of each club shall warm up at the same time on the perimeter of a pitch upon which a League Match is being played.