Former champions, Rangers and Lobi Stars have failed to meet the infrastructure requirements of the NPFL club licensing regulation and will be playing their home matches at venues approved by the Interim Management Committee (IMC).
Three other clubs, Nasarawa United, Kwara United and Niger Tornadoes also failed the requirements.
The affected clubs failed to provide up-to-standard stadium facilities to host matches based on requirements of the club licensing.
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Davidson Owumi, head of operations of the IMC said that in strict adherence to the provisions of the NPFL Club Licensing Regulation, clubs that fail requirements will be held accountable.
“We want to get it right from the start and this can only be achieved when the rules are followed”, he insisted.
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Nigeria boasts of winning AFCON and
the FIFA World Cup but cannot get simple things right, like playing grounds and surfaces for the NPFL
We should not be calling this season NPFL league 2022/ 2023 league. It looks absurd
to hear that you want to start a league of 2022 in January 2023 in, you are still calling it 2022/ 2023 league. When will you end the league and start the one for 2023
season. It is so shameful. It should simply be called 2023 league because there was no league in 2022.