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Why The UCL Time Changed To 9 PM & When It will Return To The Normal 8 PM

On Tuesday night, The UEFA Champions League kickoff time was 9 pm instead of the previous 8 pm that is considered more convenient for viewers in Nigeria. Malmo vs Chelsea and Wolfsburg vs Salzburg that was supposed to be 5:45 pm changed to 6:45 pm.

The normal time zone Nigeria uses is the daylight light saving used in London which is the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1). The Nigerian Time is usually 1 hour ahead of the normal UK time (GMT). However, this time does not continue throughout the year but changes from time to time.

When the UEFA Champions League time was 8 pm, Nigerian time was in phase with the Greenwich Mean Time GMT. That's why we enjoyed watching games played at the same time in Europe. But now the time is changed, matches now have an additional one hour to their normal kickoff time which is presumed to be inconvenient for viewers in Nigeria.

If you checked on sites like BBC football you will discover that time for matches are still the same 8 pm, but only changes to 9 pm here in Nigeria. Other parts of the world could be 10 pm, 11 pm, based on their time zone (GMT+2, or GMT+3).

You will also discover that the EPL match that usually starts at 12:30 pm has changed to 1:30 pm, and the ones that start at 3 pm has changed to 4 pm. Examples of this are the Arsenal match versus Leicester that was played last Saturday and the Manchester derby that will also be played next Saturday by 1:30 pm instead of the usual 12:30 pm.

There are periods when the time zone change from the usual time to the other. Nigeria enjoys the normal GMT between every last Sunday of March to the last Sunday of October within the period of a season. Presently we are on the GMT +1 and it will continue until the last Sunday in March 2022. This now means the normal and convenient time for the UCL will return to 8 pm after the last Sunday in March next year.

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