LMC Set To Announce ‘Big NPFL Deal’

LMC Postpones NPFL 2018-19  season Kick Off Indefinitely

The League Management Company will be making a big announcement tomorrow, an official of the body managing the Nigerian Professional Football League has revealed.

The league, which kicked off its 2019/2020 season on Sunday, suffered a huge setback last season with the withdrawal of some of its sponsors, including television rights holder, SuperSport.

The lack of sponsors’ funds forced the delay at the beginning of the current season by five months.

But an LMC official, who pleaded anonymity, told The Guardian that the company is gradually recovering and would announce a major deal tomorrow.

He said the league body has been working hard to ensure that the NPFL returned to its position as one of the best 10 leagues in Africa, adding that the 2019/2020 season would be different from the last season.

“We are recovering after the recent setback and by Wednesday we will make a big announcement,” he said.

He added that it was not true that the NPFL had been running without a sponsor, adding that what they don’t have is a title sponsor.

“Three seasons ago we announced that we would no longer have a title sponsor. That does not mean that we don’t have sponsors.

“We have some sponsors contributing to the development of the league, but not a title sponsor.”

He revealed that the LMC would also meet to fix a date for the Week One games involving Enyimba and Enugu Rangers, who were involved in the continent at the weekend.

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Enyimba will be away to Katsina United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, while Rangers will be in Yola to confront Adamawa United this weekend.

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