NPFL returns November 21, LMC sets date for 2022-23 season…face allegation of kickbacks


The NPFL could return in November for the new season after the League Management Company proposed a November 21st kick off for the new season.

In August, the 2020-21 NPFL season curtain dropped with Akwa United picking up their first ever league title.
The LMC issued a statement, Tuesday, releasing the dates for the new season fixtures.
In addition, kick off date for the 2022-23 season was also suggested.
Meanwhile, the leadership of the LMC is facing allegations of kickbacks by a potential title sponsor.
Per BSN Sports and TeamNigeriaUK, LMC Officials reportedly wants 50% of Bet9ja sponsorship deal paid into a private account.


  1. Comment from various people and coaches who participated shows that it was a successful event. However, my concern is the willingness and ability of this administration to continue the process and creating the atmosphere for trainees to execute the information acquired during the training. For example, the league is yet to commence as at today and in September, 2021 LMC president Mr. Shehu Dikko, promised when he held meeting with the journalists that he promised the league would start at October 2021 and I made my comment known on this forum that that Mr. Promise and Fail, (Mr. Shehu Dikko) will not fulfill this promise because I have been following his many statements he made on our Nigeria league since he assumed office in which many have died unfulfilled. Now this is another one, we are in November and the league is yet to start and the way it is going it may not start until second week in December 2021 and will go on break again from Christmas and New Year breaks. This is because the board is yet to meet to rectify and approve the team promoted and set the agenda for the league for the new season 2021-2022 season. This is the failure of the tenure of Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick since 8 years ago he assumed office. Please note that this is the fundermental root cause of our clubs not doing well under this administration in inter-clubs competitions and I dont think any club will go beyond quarter final in any of the inter-clubs competition till this administration is over. We are constantly watching. 2. Till this administration and that of Shehu Dikko is over we will not be able to align the League calendar with that of CAF and this will continue to affect the performance of Clubs in Nigeria till their tenure is over. It is not a curse but it is based on their administrative capacity the organization as exhibited since inception unless they change overnight and be proactive which I doubt much. God help Nigeria.


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