Following the directive of the Nigeria Football Federation that no club would be allowed to participate in the domestic league without meeting the requirement of club licensing, the organizers of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, has invited all the clubs in the elite division to submit their applications for licensing ahead of 2020/2021 season
According to the boss of the League Management Company, LMC, Shehu Dikko, the Licensing of the clubs would cover financial, legal, infrastructure, commercial, health, safety, personnel and administration.
“We are poised to taking our domestic league to the next level and to restore confidence in our sponsors.
”We can no longer continue to play lip service to the game hence there is need to strengthen the league in terms of management.
“Any club that didn’t meet up the requirement would not be cleared to participate for the new season.
“We have already sent out letters to clubs urging them to do the needful as regard to licensing.
Dikko assured that the 2020/2021 season will be the best as many things are already in place to ensure a successful season, though a kick off date for the new season is yet to be made public.