The NPL has clarified that Matchday 10 games slated for this weekend will hold as scheduled except the tie between champions, Dolphins and Jigawa Golden Stars.
Dolphins are involved in the CAF Champions League game against Sony de Ela Nguema in Malabo on Sunday.
This clarification is sequel to an early letter from the NFF which postponed matches involving Heartland, Enugu Rangers, Sunshine Stars and Warri Wolves to February 29 due to the number of players those clubs have in the Super Eagles.
In a swift reaction to the development, NPL acting executive secretary, Tunji Babalola told the press that the league board has written back to the NFF explaining the need for the matches to go on as planned.
"We've replied the NFF. We have told them such request is not possible.
"All Week 10 matches for this weekend except the game between Dolphins and Jigawa will go ahead as scheduled.
"We've not granted any request and we are not going to grant anybody such request.
"The league started very late, if we start to grant such permission when will the league end.
"Clubs registered 30 players, so why can't they play their matches even if they have five players in the national teams.
"They have to play their matches," he said.
This means the Matchday 10 oriental battle earlier cancelled by the NFF directive between hosts, Enugu Rangers and Heartland billed for the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu on Sunday will hold as planned.
The same holds for the other two Matchday 10 games on Sunday between hosts, Enyimba and Warri Wolves as well as the Gombe United versus Sunshine Stars game.