2023 NPFL: IMC Parleys Clubs As Plateau United Withdraw From The League

2023 NPFL: IMC Parleys Clubs As Plateau United Withdraw From The League

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By Amaechi Agbo

The Interim Management Committee, IMC has scheduled a meeting with the representatives of the 20 clubs scheduled to participate in the 2022/2023 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL season.

The meeting which is slated to hold in Abuja tomorrow is expected to iron out gray areas regarding the commencement of the league on Sunday, January 8.

In a circular on Tuesday signed by the NPFL Chief Operating Officer, Davidson Owomi, the meeting will hold on Thursday, January 5 at the
the Sandralia Hotel, Jabi Abuja by 2pm.

“In preparation for the commencement of the 2022/2023 NPFL season, J wish to notify you of the scheduled meeting of the Nigeria Football Federation President with the NPFL Club Chairmen, interim Management Committee (IMC) and the

Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) as stated below; Date:

Thursday: 5th January 2023

Time: 2:00pm Prompt

Venue: Sandralia Hotel Jabi Abuja

Please consider this as an invitation and information for your necessary action.

Accept my sincere sporting regards.

Yours faithfully

Davidson Owumi Head Of Operations NPFL,” the release read.

Meanwhile, ahead of the commencement of the league season on Sunday, former champions, Plateau United have pulled out of the new league season.

The 2017 NPFL champions announced last week that the team would be proceeding on a two-week break few days after the draws and fixtures for the new season was released by the IMC.

In a message on December 30, 2022, the media officer of the club said “The proposed friendly match between Wikki Tourists of Bauchi and Plateau United slated for Sunday 1st January, 2023 has been put off.
This is due to the two weeks break embarked upon by Plateau United.”

Although the match was later hurriedly played and Wikki thrashed them, the club embarked on two-week break to resume on January 14th, a week after the resumption of the new league sesson.

The “Club Owners” have vowed to boycott the new season should the IMC insist on abridged format against straight league.

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