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

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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

It has been proposed by all of the clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League, (NPFL), that an abbreviated league is played during the 2022–2023 season of the Nigeria top division.

Because of time constraints and the requirement to have a football calendar that is consistent with that of European leagues, all of the clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League, also known as the NPFL, have proposed playing an abbreviated league for the 2022/23 season of the Nigeria top tier league.

After a meeting behind closed doors at the Sunday Dankaro Football House in Abuja on Monday evening, club owners expressed some of their concerns in a proposal that was presented to the newly elected president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Ibrahim Musa Gusau.

Officials from NPFL clubs have revealed that the proposal for the shortened league would be sent to the Interim Management Committee for consideration as soon as the Committee is inaugurated by the NFF president. According to the plan, the league will be split into two groups of ten teams each.

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A source has disclosed that “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.”

“We also mooted the idea that the (League Management Company) LMC headed by a former Director-General of the National Sports Commission, N

“The club owners studied a number of different choices, and they came to the conclusion that playing in a condensed league would be the greatest choice for us at this moment to bring the season to a timely close. Our players, some of whom may be heading for tryouts in Europe, will not benefit by playing a full season despite the time wasted. Our league needs some effective reorganization and restructuring.

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“Can you even fathom that nations such as Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya, and South Africa all have their leagues going without a break and being shown live on Cable TV and other television stations? Our league is not having the greatest of times in terms of sponsorship, since we have racked up enormous debts to pay for match officials and employees who worked for the LMC that was dissolved.

“If we are serious about doing this properly, the NPFL Board has to be established, and a real board led by a chairman needs to be chosen. The league can’t function without the support of sponsors and partners.

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