Journalism in the service of society

Gusau inaugurates Amokachi, others into new NPFL board

NIGERIA Football Federation president Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau has inaugurated the new board of the Nigeria Premier Football League, which will oversee the country’s top flight.

Gusau inaugurated the board in Abuja today and advised the members to take seriously the issue of enforcement of Club Licensing requirements without sparing any erring team.

“Club Licensing is a fundamental football development trajectory that the new board must take very seriously,” he said.

“Therefore, I charge the new board to set a target which must be met by all clubs as prerequisite for participation in the league. I also want you to set a percentage compliance on Club Licensing requirements for each club, so that every season, you can measure the extent of adherence by each club.”

On the issue of change of name from the Nigeria Professional Football League, Gusau insisted that the option must be tabled before the NFF Congress for approval, and the necessary processes undertaken for a change to take effect.

The new board is chaired by former head of the now scrapped Interim Management Committee Gbenga Elegbeleye, with members including former football stars Daniel Amokachi and Dominic Iorfa.

Other members of the board are Mohammed Nasiru Sa’idu, Poubeni Ogun, Dr. Okey Kpalukwu and Suleiman Umar.

The Secretary/Legal Adviser of the board is Danlami Ibrahim and the Chief Operating Officer is former Rangers striker and General Manager Davidson Owumi.

The new NPFL board has a two-year tenure, same as the boards of the Nigeria National League, the Nigeria Women Football League and the Nigeria Nationwide League One that were inaugurated recently.

Comments are closed.

Naija Times