IMC To Focus On Players’ Welfare Ahead Of New Season


Chairman of the Interim Management Committee of the Nigeria Professional Football League, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye has opened up on the plans for players and many more ahead of the new season.

The NPFL is expected to start on January 8 in an abridged format.

Elegbeleye has confirmed that the committee’s vision is to ensure that the players earn well and see to their overall welfare.

“We are out to change the narrative of the league,” Elegbeleye said matter-of-factly. “Our main concern and focus is the welfare of the players

“We want to see them earn well; good salary package while plying their trade at home and the era when the players earned peanut would soon end.

The IMC Supremo said that the committee is committed to review the players’ salaries to ensure they don’t seek greener pastures in obscure leagues.

“The present salary which is nothing to write home about informs why they go to obscure countries.

“That has to stop in the next one or two seasons once we put the right structures in place.

He also promised that the venues will be sage and television friendly for the fans.

“And as I said, we are going to ensure all the league venues are safe and TV friendly because we are going to get the matches back on Television,” Elegbeleye added.

The NPFL is expected to start on Sunday, with the defending champions Rivers United in action against Lobi Stars in Port-Harcourt.


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