NPFL Partners LaLiga, Inaugurates Technical Committee To Identify League’s Best 11

The Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, on Thursday, announced a partnership with LaLiga, the Spanish league, to expose Nigerian league players.

The Chairman of the League Management Company LMC, Gbenga Elegbeleye, made this known during a press briefing in Lagos.

“We are gathered here today for a first in a series of innovative policies of the new Board of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) for which I am privileged to head as Chairman.

“In the weeks and months ahead, we promise to be providing policy guidelines and schemes aimed at making our league that which Nigerians will be proud to associate with as Corporate Sponsors, Stakeholders, Players and Fans.” Elegbeleye assured.

Consequently, the NPFL inaugurated a Technical Committee to identify 11 All Star best league players at the end of the 2023/2024 league to train and play with the best of LaLiga teams.

Elegbeleye said the partnership was born out of the need to make the Nigerian league more viable and reward hard work.

“The idea of a Technical Committee for Team of the Month Selection may not be entirely new but we are adding the added flavour and benefits of going to have an end of season Team, an All-Star squad that will spend two weeks in Spain playing friendly games with top LaLiga sides.

“This is an agreement we have secured with a top LaLiga club to host our NPFL Select and arrange for them to play against some other top teams in Spain. This no doubt will be an enriching experience for the players as they will have the opportunity to train and play against some of the very best. It has the added edge of going to form the nucleus of a future CHAN Eagles team.” he said.

The technical committee for the All Stars is headed by Harrison Jala as chairman, with Austin Eguaveon, Daniel Amokachi, Godwin Nwa, Deji Omotoyinbo, Segun Agbede and Mitchel Obi as members.

The All-Star squad will travel to Spain for two weeks to play friendly games with top LaLiga teams, while the coach with the highest point will travel with the 11 All Star team.

“We undertook a thorough process of selecting members of this panel to cut across players, coaches and the media. We picked persons with the right pedigree and there is no doubt that they will give us the right squad each month.

“To those we have invited to this panel, please consider this a call to serve the growth of domestic football because if you were to give us professional billing, we may not meet such demands at the moment. But I can assure you that the NPFL Board is going on a trajectory of financial buoyancy that will be unfolded in no distant time.

“I want to on behalf of the NPFL Board extend our deep appreciation to you all for accepting to be part of our growth and wish you a very successful service. The modalities for your function will be discussed offline to define the finer details.” The LMC boss concluded.

Jala, the chairman of the committee, said the committee was ready for the task ahead.

He assured that the 2023/2024 league season would be more innovative in order to build on the success of the previous season.

“This is call to service; we intend to make fairness our watchword and give our league a facelift, and make it better than the 2022/2023 league season.

“If you check the calibre of people on the committee you’d see that they’re seasoned professionals in their irrespective fields. We are open to suggestions and ideas but fairness remains our watchword,” he said

Basil Kabbani, the Chairman of Propel Sports Africa, applauded the Group Managing Director of GTI Group and the NPFL.

He announced that additional three AI cameras were delivered ahead of the 2023/2024 season.

“Pixellos, the world-leading provider of AI-automated sports video and data solutions, and ITV Africa are proud to be in partnership with NPFL, GTI and Propel Sports Africa, revolutionising sports coverage in the country with a broad coverage of the league’s matches,” he said.

The Nigerian league is scheduled to kick-off Septemtember 9 across the country.

Credit: Vanguard

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