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NFF Sets Deadline for NPFL Clubs to Clear Salary Arrears

ByJokanola Bolaji

Jul 29, 2023 ,



In a letter addressed to all clubs, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has taken a decisive step in resolving the long-standing issue of unpaid salaries and bonuses from the 2022/2023 NPFL Season to players and coaches.


The NFF set a cutoff date of July 31st for clubs to comply with redemption and settlement of any outstanding payments or provide an acceptable Financial Guarantee to ensure overdue dues are met. Also, clubs are expected to present a tentative payment plan, demonstrating their commitment to resolving these financial matters.


The dire situation has affected several teams in the NPFL, with notable mention to the defending champions, Enyimba FC, who are among the clubs struggling to clear their salary arrears and unpaid bonuses. This predicament has cast a shadow over the league and raised concerns among players and fans alike.


As the clock ticks towards the deadline, clubs are urged to act swiftly and responsibly to fulfil their obligations. The NFF’s decision comes as a crucial step towards restoring confidence in the league and securing the well-being of players and coaches who have faced financial uncertainties.

Jokanola Bolaji

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