The draw for the 2023/24 season of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) will hold Tuesday, August 29 on the heels of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Board and the 20 clubs.
It will be the very first AGM under the newly inaugurated leadership of Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye, who was made substantive Chairman of the NPL Board after successfully steering the Interim Management Committee (IMC) that implemented far reaching reforms in the domestic top league.
“We are looking forward to a cordial but productive AGM where we will share our vision to make the league commercially attractive and increase revenue for our clubs to build competitive squads and improve infrastructure”, Elegbeleye told the NPFL Media.
Elegbeleye said that the League has set off on good footing with the planned live broadcast streaming of matches, adding, “in the coming days, we will share the good news coming from this commercial initiative.”
After the AGM, draw for the full fixtures will be conducted at 5pm and Football icons are expected to grace the event at the Hotel Sandralia in Jabi, Abuja.
Officials of all the 20 league clubs arrived Abuja on Monday, August 28 and have expressed their preparedness for the new season.
“You must have noticed that we have been participating in a number of pre-season tournaments and friendly games to prime our squad for the new season”, the Club Owners Association Secretary, Godwin Enakhena was quoted to have said last week.
Nine-time champions Enyimba FC of Aba who have been knocked out of the CAF Champions League emerged winners of the season after the Super 6 Playoffs tournament held at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos.
The Nigerian league was previously administered under the leadership of the League Management Committee (LMC).
The 2023/2024 season was originally scheduled to begin on August 26 but was postponed eventually.
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Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.