LMC fixes date for new NPFL season

By Daily Sports on November 4, 2016

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Mr Alloy Chukwuemeka, the Executive Secretary, Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Club Owners, has said the 2016/2017 league would commence in the first week of December.

Chukwuemeka made the disclosure at an interactive session with the Sport Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Osun Chapter in Osogbo on Thursday.

He said the NPFL Club Owners had received a proposal from the League Management Company (LMC) that the league would start by first week of December.

Chukwuemeka said the proposal for the new league date would be considered at the Annual General Meeting of the Club Owners.

The secretary, who is also the General Manager, Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC of Ilorin, commended the LMC for turning the league around.

He said the competition was now attractive with many firms lobbying to be part of it.

“The LMC has turned around the league in Nigeria.

“The league is now attractive and there are about eight firms lobbying to be part of the league.

“The LMC has set a standard and that is why many firms want to be part of the NPFL,’’ Chukwuemeka said.

On the way forward for sports development in the country, he said that developing sports at the grassroots through schools’ inter-house sports was the only way to fish out exceptional talents.

On the Nov. 12 2018 World Cup qualifier between Super Eagles and Fennecs of Algeria, Chukwuemeka said he was optimistic that the Super Eagles would win. (NAN)

 •Photo showsAlloy Chukwuemeka

CAF A license exam moved after pay strike by instructors

Nigeria’s top coaches, who have been working on bagging CAF A licenses, could not sit for a final examination Thursday in Abuja after the instructors embarked on a pay strike to protest non-payment of their allowances.

The CAF A license course was to have ended on Saturday and it features some of the country’s finest coaches including Samson Siasia, Manu Garba, Emmanuel Amuneke, Gbenga Ogunbote, Stanley Eguma, Henry Abiodun and Ladan Bosso.

The coaches were all shocked when the instructors told them that the examination has been postponed without any cogent reason.

The instructors are all former national team coaches - Adegboye Onigbinde, James Peters and Kashimawo Laloko.

However, a reliable source exclusively revealed to MTNFootball.com that the instructors opted to postpone the examination because they have not been paid and they wanted that to be done before the programme is rounded up to avoid “stories” thereafter.

It was also gathered that the NFF received between 250,000 and 270,000 Naira from the participants.

The payments were directly into the NFF bank account.

The exam may not take place Saturday if the instructors were paid. (mtnfootball.com)

•Photo shows NFF Logo

Source Daily Sports

Posted November 4, 2016

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