Gusau hails IMC after vibrant NPFL attract Abuja


President of the Nigeria Soccer Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau has applauded the Interim Administration Committee of the Nigeria Skilled Soccer League for its efforts to reposition the Nigeria League, following the conduct of the Draw for the brand new Season in Abuja on Wednesday.

On the vibrant ceremony held contained in the press convention corridor of the Sandralia Lodge, the 20 NPFL groups have been calibrated into two totally different teams for the aim of the abridged League season, already accredited by the NFF.

“Let me state clearly that the NFF is happy with the efforts the IMC headed by Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye has been making to rebrand and reposition the NPFL since its inauguration. The NFF commends the IMC Chairman and all his members for the extremely profitable pre-season match held earlier within the month, and in addition for the actualisation of this Draw Ceremony.

“The dedication to engineer adjustments that may ship a vibrant Nigeria League and a viable soccer financial system within the nation stays as agency as ever. The NFF will proceed to supply the mandatory assist to the IMC to meet its phrases of reference in flying colors,” Gusau stated. He was represented on the occasion by the NFF’s Director of Communications, Mr. Ademola Olajire.

The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports activities Improvement, Chief Sunday Dare was represented by his Chief of Employees, Alhaji Abba Abdullahi Yola.

Chairman of the IMC, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye revealed that the organizers have secured a sponsor to foot the indemnities of match officers for the following three years, with the funds to be carried out straight from the corporate to the appointed match officers.

“We’re dedicated to eradicating the malaise of indebtedness to match officers, which compromises them and lowers their morale to do the suitable factor.

“The IMC has additionally elevated the winner’s prize for the season to the sum of N 100 Million, which is 100% improve on what was in place beforehand.”

The Draw Ceremony grouped the 20 groups into two swimming pools of A and B, with Matchday 1 set for eighth January 2023.


Kwara United

Nasarawa United

Plateau United

Gombe United

El-Kanemi Warriors

Enyimba FC

Akwa United

Bendel Insurance coverage

Taking pictures Stars

Remo Stars


Niger Tornadoes

Doma United

Wikki Vacationers

Lobi Stars

Rivers United

Abia Warriors

Dakkada FC

Rangers Int’l

Sunshine Stars

Bayelsa United


Nasarawa United Vs Enyimba FC

Akwa United Vs Bendel Insurance coverage

Plateau United Vs Taking pictures Stars

Kwara United Vs Gombe United

Remo Stars Vs El-Kanemi Warriors


Bayelsa United Vs Dakkada FC

Wikki Vacationers Vs Niger Tornadoes

Doma United Vs Sunshine Stars

Rivers United Vs Lobi Stars

Rangers Int’l Vs Abia Warriors



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