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Kanu named in NPL's interim board

A 13-man interim committee has been set up to oversee the management of the Nigeria Premier League

Posted: 21 December 2012 Time: 12:27 pm

A 13-man interim committee has been set-up to oversee the management of the Nigeria Premier League pending when elections are organized next year.

The committee which was approved at the NFF congress on December 13 in Port Harcourt to fill the void left by the ousted of Victor Baribote led board, is to be headed by Nduka Irabor.

Other notable members include former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu, NPL secretary-general Tunji Babalola, Mike Idoko, Mallam Salisu Abubakar, Mrs Modele Sarafa-Yusuf, Sabo Babayaro, Mike Enahoro, Kunle Elebute, Shehu Dikko, Seyi Akinwunmi, Ifeanyi Dike and Abubakar Nuhu Dan Buran.

The committee has been charged with the responsibilities of putting logistics in place for the commencement of the league next month, reviewing of all contractual obligations of the NPL including sponsorships and TV rights, developing new standards to improve welfare of players and developing new strategies to drive the league towards profitability.

The committee is also expected to review existing rules and regulations governing the conduct of election into the NPL board.

Now that the committee has been set-up, it is expected that a kickoff date for the commencement of the new season will soon be announced.

Article by: Uche George Egbe

Previous comments on this story...

KOIYOKO
posted: 01:38 pm
Congrats are in due for Kanu. I hope SAFA take leaf from this. Its about time former players take their rightful place in the management of SAFA & PSL
Spoton
posted: 02:47 pm
Good news for Nigerian football. Hopefully, Kanu and co will promote the league so it can very exciting for football fans to start to follow local teams and reduce all this fixative on foreign leagues which to me is like "the ousider crying louder than the b.ereaved".
EPL, for example, was hyped, promoted and well organized to generate income and the wide followership that we see today
luise-hero
posted: 03:12 pm
we they give him chance to succeed
nff with there bla bla bla story was okocha not part of the present nff what role is he playing
they will tell you this today tomorrow that
gosh,,

i hope @1billion did see is this/ hair /
Kanu04
posted: 01:07 am
The King Jersey 4.
stanslinks
posted: 01:22 am
Papilooooooo! One day I know say you go make us proud!!!
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