2022/2023 League Season: Clubs Gets 10 Million Kick-off Grant As NPFL’s Return on Sunday

2022/2023 League Season: Clubs Gets 10 Million Kick-off Grant As NPFL’s Return on Sunday
  • …League Partners GTI Group Donates 200M

Joel Ajayi

Preparation is on top gear as the much-awaited Nigeria Professional Football league return come 8th of January 2023 after some months of inactivity.

Also, GTI Group in partnership with the Interim Management Committee (IMC) has donated the total sum of two hundred million naira (200,000,000) to the club owners of the Nigeria Professional Football League ahead of the kickoff of the 2022/2023 league season.

Each club will get ten million naira each as the kickoff grant for the new season which will kick off on the 8th of January 2023.

Speaking at the public presentation of the cheque to the club on Thursday in Abuja, the Chairman of IMC Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, said the gesture is coming as a result of the effort of IMC and NFF to rebirth Nigeria Premier League in order to gradually address the fundamental challenges facing the development of football leagues in the country over the years.

“This will usher in a new era of financial discipline and transparency with proper corporate governance structure consistent with international best practice in sports business. It will be supported by established regulatory framework to ensure this is achieved going forward.

“This is also in line with the national sports industry policy recently approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

“Henceforth, the remuneration of match officials will be given due consideration while the visibility of the league will be consistently enhanced through the various platforms of communication as well as vigorously energizing all components of revenue generation. This will create significant benefits for all stakeholders and contribute to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Products similar to what is obtainable in the various countries with developed football leagues in the world.

On his own, the Group Management Director of GTI, Abubakar Lawal, explained further that the Nigeria Premier Football league (NPFL) has now been transformed into a unique National sports asset that creates an opportunity for the key stakeholders and the general public to earn good returns on their respective sponsorship and investment in the league through the Nigeria Football Federation Fund (TNFF).


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