The Interim Management Committee of the Nigeria Professional Football League has given a deadline of November 18 to complete all club licensing processes for the 20 clubs for the 2022/2023 season, PUNCH the reports
In a circular signed by IMC’s Head of Operations, Davidson Owumi, clubs were told that any of them “failing to comply with the club’s license conditions will risk their participation in the 2022/23 season”.
Several circulars have been issued, including the deadline and detailed procedure for submission to club licensing regulations, a prerequisite for participation in the NPFL.
The last notice to the clubs was dated October 25 and Owumi reiterated that “this should be the last extension for all interested clubs to secure their license to participate in the new season”.
Club licensing has been made mandatory by world football’s governing body, FIFA and the Confederation of African Football as a condition for clubs affiliated to member federations to play professional football.
In recent weeks the IMC set an insurance benchmark for clubs to put in place for the benefit of players in the league, just as it made moves to bring the league back on TV with sponsorship. The body, however, did not set a date for the start of a new season.
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