Sports Minister Promises To Make NPFL Attractive

Sports Minister Promises To Make NPFL Attractive

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By Our Correspondent

In a bid to boost the morale of the Under-23 Olympic Eagles (Dream Team), the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has promised to make the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL attractive,

The minister stated this Friday when he paid a historic visit to the team at their hotel camp in Abuja.

In a similar vein, the Minister described the domestic league as critical, particularly for the footballers, because it is the place where talents could be discovered and nurtured for professional football and the national teams

The Minister stated that ‘’domestic league will not be allowed to die, we are going to fix it as we go along, right now I can say the league is still alive.

‘’We are working together with the NFF, club owners and the state governments, to see what kind of re-engineering and new efforts we can bring to strengthen our league and make it more attractive.

He told the media at the camp ground that the Ministry is working with the major stakeholders to see how the league can can be watched on television.

‘’The Ministry is doing a whole lot of work in the engine room; we don’t want it to play out in the media so that we are not distracted,” he explained.

Mr. Dare thanked the Coach and other handlers for their hard work and for bringing the players this far stressing that the Ministry will give the necessary support wherever needed.

In his welcome remarks, the Secretary General, Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi thanked the Minister for finding time to visit the team and boost the players’ morale adding that the innovations brought to sports by the Minister are appreciated by the footballers and all sports loving Nigerians.

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