2023/2024 NPFL Winner Gets ₦150 Million As Partner GTI Plans To spend ₦5 Billion In New Seasons
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By Amaechi Agbo
The winner of the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier League, NPL will go home with ₦150 million prize money as league partners, GTI plans to spend ₦5 billion in the new league, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can reveal.
2023 NPL champions, Enyimba FC got ₦100 million for their efforts and there is an expected fifty per cent increase in the prize money for the new season.
At the Championship Play-off in Lagos to decide the league winner in June, Enyimba, received their N100million prize money from the company while the other five teams –Remo FC, Rivers United, Sunshine Stars, Bendel Insurance and Lobi Stars – received N5 million each for qualifying and participating in the championship.
The 2024 League seasons is tentatively slated to commence on 26/27 of next month
And strategic partner to the Nigeria Premier League Ltd (NPL), GTI Asset Management and Trust Limited said it spent close to N1b naira to put together the league last season and plans to scale up the investment in the league next season with ₦5 billion
The 2023 NPL was an abridged league with the 20 teams paired into Groups “A” and “B” of ten teams each.
The 2024 season is expected to run as a straight league with teams to play 38 matches
It could be recalled that the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF gave a pat of the back of the Interim Management Committee, IMC for fulfilling nits mandate in organising a successful league campaign
“Board (NFF Executive Board) unanimously expressed satisfaction and delight with the efforts put into the organization of the just-concluded Nigeria Premier Football League season and the NPFL Playoff Championship by the Interim Management Committee headed by Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, and declared without mincing words that the Committee has fulfilled its mandate with distinction,” the federation said after it’s Executive Board meeting on June 21.
However, of concern ahead of the new season, is the fact that the NFF/Sports ministry is yet to constitute the league organisers following the expiration of the tenure of the IMC with the just concluded season.