Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: NFF Names Kanu Among NPL Interim Management Committee

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday named former Super Eagles skipper, Kanu Nwankwo as member of a 13-man Management Committee to take charge of the country's top league.

The NFF Congress had on Thursday, 13th December 2012, at the 68th Annual General Assembly in Port Harcourt mandated the NFF Executive Committee to set up an interim Management Committee to run the affairs of the Nigeria Premier League for the 2012/2013 League Season.

The Committee will run the affairs of the league pending the conduct of fresh elections.

This followed the Congress' endorsement of the Executive Committee's approval of the decision of the NPL's Congress to throw out the Board headed by Chief Rumson Baribote, at its meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, 11th December, 2012.

Irabor is Chairman

The interim Management Committee will be headed by Hon. Nduka Irabor, a former Member of the House of Representatives and respected football organiser and enthusiast.

The members are; Mallam Salisu Abubakar, Mrs Modele Sarafa-Yusuf, Hon. Sabo Babayaro and Mike Enahoro.

Others are Kunle Elebute, Shehu Dikko, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi, Nwankwo Kanu, Barr. Ifeanyi Dike, Abubakar Nuhu Dan Buran and Mike Idoko while Tunji Babalola is Secretary.

Terms of reference

The committee is primarily charged with the responsibility of organising the 2012/2013 League season.

Also, it is charged to review all contractual obligations of the NPL, including TV and Sponsorship rights.

It will develop strategy and facilitate the reform of the League towards achieving profitability as well.

While reviewing existing rules and guidelines for the election into NPL Board, the Committee is also expected to develop new standards for players' contracts and welfare.

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