The Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, and Club Owners have unanimously agreed to make the 2022/2023 football season an abridged one due to the time factor.
A club owner who pleaded anonymity said the proposal for the abridged league would be communicated to the Interim Management Committee for deliberation as soon as the Nigeria Football Federation inaugurates the Committee.
He said the club owners also acknowledged that the IMC, led by a former Director-General of the National Sports Commission, NSC, Gbenga Elegbeleye, formed by the Sports Minister Sunday Dare, would be for a season.
“We have looked at various options, and the best option available to us now is to play abridge league to end the season on time.
“Playing the entire season with the time lost will not help our players who may be going for trials in Europe. Our league need proper restructuring.
“Can you imagine countries like Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya, and South Africa running their league without interruption and shown live on DSTV and other television stations?
Our league is not undergoing the best times regarding sponsorship, and enormous debts for match officials and staff of scrapped LMC.
“If we must get it, the NPFL Board must be put in place, and substantive board with a chairman elected,” our source revealed.