NPFL 2023: IMC Meets Club Owners, Denies Refutes December 1 Resumption Date

NPFL 2023: IMC Meets Club Owners, Denies Refutes December 1 Resumption Date

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By Amaechi Agbo

Organisers of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, the Interim Management Committee, IMC has scheduled a meeting with the 20 participating clubs in the league

The meeting will hold in Abuja, Federal Capital on Monday, November 14.

In a notice of the meeting sent to the clubs and signed by Davidson Owumi the Head of Operations (HoO), the clubs were informed that the meeting will hold from 6pm at the Sandralia Hotel.

Though no agenda was listed in the notice of invitation, it is believed the IMC will seek to meet one-on-one with the Clubs who are the first line stakeholders in NPFL.

Other possible talking points include the ongoing Club Licensing for the 2022/23 season, development ideas of the IMC and contributions from the clubs as well as a date for the commencement of the season, the format and calendar.

Meanwhile, Davidson Owumi, the Head of Operations of the IMC has said the committee has not announced any date for the start of the 2022/23 league season.

He said the clarification became necessary as a result of trending stories in the media which did not emanate from any member of the IMC.

“Our attention has been drawn to stories which are mere media speculations suggesting the league will commence on December 1.

“This cannot be true as NPFL matches are traditionally not played on Thursdays and December 1 is a Thursday “, Owumi stated.

He said the IMC will consult with the clubs in the days ahead to decide an appropriate kick off date that is agreeable with the stakeholders.

“We have some dates in mind and will announce it after concluding consultations with the critical stakeholders”, Owumi concluded.

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