NPFL November 21 Kick-off In Danger Over Club Cash
A November 21 kick-off date for the new NPFL season proposed by the LMC is most likely not to work out as most of the clubs are yet to receive grants from their various state governments.
All the NPFL clubs save for Remo Stars and MFM FC are owned by state governments, who are yet to pass their annual budgets from which they will provide the funding for these clubs in the new football season.
“The league is no likely to begin on November 21 as recently announced because the clubs are still waiting on their state governments for the money they will prosecute their campaign,” a top official told www.insideglasshouse.com
In previous seasons when the LMC was financially buoyant, it provided a soft start-up sum for the clubs to get going.
However, the league organisers led by Shehu Dikko are neck deep in debts running into hundreds of millions and so they are no longer in a position to offer such a lifeline.
Proposed kick-off dates have often shifted severally before the NPFL season will finally get underway.
The previous season ended over three months ago with Akwa United crowned champions.