27 December 2012

Nigeria: NFF Inaugurates NPL's Interim Committee

The 13-man Management Committee of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) will be inaugurated at the board room of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) secretariat.

Sequel to the dissolution of Chief Rumson Victor Baribote led board of NPL and its ratification by NFF Congress at its 68th Annual General Assembly held Port Harcourt, NFF Executive Committee set up a 13-man committee which includes former Nigerian international, Nwankwo Kanu to run the affairs of the Nigeria Premier League for the 2012/2013 League Season pending the election of the new board.

The interim Management Committee will be headed by Hon. Nduka Irabor, a former Member of the House of Representatives and respected football organisers and enthusiasts. The members are: Mallam Salisu Abubakar, Mrs Modele Sarafa-Yusuf, Hon. Sabo Babayaro, Mike Enahoro, Kunle Elebute,

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

Terms of reference of the committee are primarily to charge them 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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