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NPFL Clubs Propose Abridged 2022/23 Season To New NFF Boss

NPFL Clubs Propose Abridged 2022/23 Season To New NFF Boss

All the Clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League, (NPFL) have proposed playing abridged league for the 2022/23 season of the Nigeria top tier league due to time constraints and the need to have a uniform football calendar with the European leagues, reports Completesports.com.

The proposal outlined some of the issues Club Owners tabled before the new Nigeria Football Federation president, Ibrahim Musa Gusau Monday evening after a closed-door meeting at the Sunday Dankaro Football House, Abuja.

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Officials of NPFL clubs divulged that the proposal for the abridged league will be forwarded to the Interim Management Committee for consideration as soon as the Committee is inaugurated by the NFF president with the league to be divided into two groups of 10 teams each.

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“We also mooted the idea that the (League Management Company) LMC headed by a former Director-General of the National Sports Commission, NSC, Gbenga Elegbeleye as constituted by the Sports Minister Sunday Dare, would be for a season after which the NPFL will elect executives to run the league,” Completesports.com source revealed.

“The club owners considered various options and the best option available to us now is to play an abridged league to end the season on time. Playing full season with the time lost will not help our players who may be going for trials in Europe. Our league needs proper restructuring and organization

“Can you imagine countries like Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya, South Africa have their league running without interruption and shown live on Cable TV and other television stations.Our league is not experiencing the best of time in terms of sponsorship, huge debts for match officials and staff of scrapped LMC.

“If we must get it right the NPFL Board must be put in place and substantive board with chairman elected,. We need sponsors and partners to drive the league.”


By Richard Jideaka, Abuja

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  • Hassan Tia 3 months ago

    I recommend NFF to inact a new law which will organize clubs and their relationship with players, sponsers, other foriegn clubs, clubs tasks between players, sponsers; clubs must put all players welfare just like put for them comprehensive insurance for life, injury,hindering, firing of their properties; with sponser clubs must make excellent contracts with sponsers that sponsers will earn 60% of clubs income, 40% for clubs, sponsers must look after all clubs needs just like accommodation, travels tickets, players insurance, players housing , players transportation, players medicating, all facilities which clubs need; this law will change NPFL then will be organized and strong in Africa.