NIGERIA Football Federation (NFF) has extended the tenure of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) till the end of the 2022/2023 season.
Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Communications, disclosed on Friday in a statement that Ibrahim Gusau, the Federation’s President, said the extension was important at this point in time.
“The extension of IMC’s tenure is in order to allow the team to concentrate fully on the organisation and management of the ongoing NPFL season, which is just heading to its Match Day 3 this weekend,” he quoted Gusau as saying.
The NFF President had inaugurated the IMC, headed by Gbenga Elegbeleye, on Oct. 21 with an initial mandate of three months.
Its terms of reference were aimed at engendering a new life generally for the elite division of Nigerian football league.
Gusau had at the Draw Ceremony for the 2022/2023 NPFL season on Dec. 28, praised the IMC for the tremendous work it had been doing since inauguration.
He had assured it of NFF’s support in turning around Nigeria’s domestic League for the better, including fostering a viable football economy.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the IMC has since its inauguration gone on to put in place structures for the league to get underway on Jan. 8.
Citing time factor, it had opted for an abridged format for the 2022/2023 NPFL season, with 10 clubs in Group A and 10 clubs in Group B.
The current season is scheduled to end in May.(NAN)