The Interim Management Committee will share 200 million naira to 20 NPFL clubs as takeoff grant for the 2022/2023 season at an open event on Thursday in Abuja.
This is in fullfiment of the IMC’s vow to be transparent in all dealings as the 2022/23 season kicks-off on Sunday, January 8, 2023.
The event will be attended by the President and Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) , the leadership of the Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) and relevant stakeholders.
“The presentation ceremony will have in attendance, the NFF President, Ibrahim Gusau who wants to address all stakeholders ahead of the start of the season to assure them that the Football House will support every move to upgrade our league in terms of transparency, level playing ground and improved performance”, said IMC Chairman, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye.
“It is also a platform for the IMC to make a public presentation of the takeoff grant to our participating clubs to put them on a good pedestal to start the season”, continued the IMC Boss.
The ceremony is scheduled for 2pm at the Sandralia Hotel, Abuja.
MatchDay 1 of the NPFL 2022/23 season holds on Sunday, January 8 in Groups A and B of the Abridged League format which the IMC arrived at to ensure that the season is concluded in May to align with International calendar.
The Akwa United versus Bendel Insurance fixture in Uyo will be the flagship centre for the opening week and will be live on TV, though no official statement has been released to this effect.