A new body, a new league of private owned football clubs in the country.
With a sponsorship deal of 200m naira, a possibility of an approval by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) private owned clubs in Nigeria are set to form their own league called Nigeria Private Investors Football League (NPIFL) which has been scheduled to start this year.
A 5-man committee headed by Remo Stars proprietor Kunle Soname been set up to register the league and see to it’s running.
According to Kada City chairman Ekene Adams, the NIPFL will be streamed live and shown on TV.
“The temporary 5-man committee headed by Proprietor, Remo Stars, Kunle Soname has been set up to make sure that they get the league registered and get approval from the authority.”
“When this is achieved, other private clubs who are willing to join can then
register to participate in the NPIFL where every match will be livestreamed and shown live on TV.
Not happy with how the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is been run, the NPIFL has decided to break away from country’s main league.
Adams, complained about the preferential treatment against private owned clubs with no value added to them.
“We are not happy with the way the private club owners are been treated like an outcast. We sat down to seek the way forward for Nigerian football because there is nothing to write home about in the league. We then decided to invest in our own private league which will commence soon.
“As we speak Football Clubs like Dynamite Force (Benin), MFM FC of Lagos, Oyah Sports Surja, Remo Stars of Ogun State, Kada City of Kaduna, Go-Round FC and host of others have already registered for the independent league.
“The registered clubs that will compete for the N200m prizes are drawn from South-South, South-West, South-East, North-Central, North-West, and North-East.
“The TV stations and sponsors are already on ground waiting for the
approval from the authority before setting the ball rolling.
“We don’t have any problem with anyone, in fact, we work hand-in-hand with the NFF. The private clubs owners are the real investors.”
The league which will not see its winners or runner-up represent Nigeria in any CAF competitions will see the champion carting home 100m naira while second and third place will receive 60m naira and 40m naira respectively in it’s very first edition.
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