• Fri. Jun 14th, 2024

2022/2023 Season: NPFL Management addresses clubs on licensing and stadium inspections.

Despite uncertainty as to when the commencement date of 2022/2023 Nigeria Professional Football League is, the league management is not resting on their efforts to put things in place for the new season as it has sent a reminder to clubs on the ongoing stadia inspection.

The league board in a letter dated September 26, 2022, and signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the league, Mr Davidson Owumi sent the reminder to clubs to fastrack their licencing by submitting the required documents within the stipulated time.

The letter obtained by platinumnewsng.com reads: “Be informed that the Stadium Inspection and Club Licensing exercise for the 2022/2023 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is still ongoing. All participating clubs are therefore enjoined to fast-track their Club Licensing process by submitting all required documents for assessment within a reasonable time, to avoid being foreclosed.”

According to the letter, only a handful of clubs have been able to meet up with certain levels of the processes so far with some yet to submit their choice of venue for the coming season while others are yet to submit the necessary details on their proposed home grounds.

“So far, Bayelsa United FC. Enyimba Int’l FC, Niger Tornadoes FC, Rangers Int’l FC and Wikki Tourists FC have commenced their club licensing process. On the issue of Stadium Inspections, Kwara United FC and Nasarawa United FC are yet to submit necessary details on their proposed home grounds, while Plateau United FC and Gombe United FC have failed to make their proposed grounds available for inspection.”

“The stated clubs that are yet to either provide information on their proposed home grounds or submit their proposed facilities for inspection are hereby urged to do so timeously, as the league administration will not be held responsible for any consequential effect that may arise as a result of failure to carry out the inspection process within a reasonable time.”

The letter however concluded by assuring clubs of attention to alternate grounds if the earlier inspected ones have failed to meet up with the required standard.

“Note that some alternate venues submitted by the clubs have already been inspected or are scheduled for inspection, so if any of the already inspected venues fall short of acceptable standards. it will necessitate the assessment of the yet-to-be inspected alternate venues.”

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