The Football Club Owners Association Of Nigeria has set-Up a 3- Man committee to review the NPFL Rules and Framework.
This was contained in the Communique of the meeting of the Association held on Monday 29th, August signed by the Secretary Chief Alloy Chukwuemeka and made available to the public.
Elder Paul Bassey of Akwa United FC will serve as Chairman with Barr. Emeka Ferdinald of Rangers International FC as the Secretary while Alh Ibrahim Musa Matane of Niger Tornadoes FC will serve as a Member.
The committee will liaise with LMC on the assignment and has two weeks to complete their report.
The Association agreed to present to the Minister of Youth and Sports a position paper on how the government can support the Nigerian league.
Recall that the association visited the Minister recently.
See below the full communique
COMMUNIQUE AT THE END OF THE MEETING OF THE FOOTBALL CLUB OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA HELD ON MONDAY 29TH AUGUST 2022 AT SANDRALIA HOTEL ABUJA.
1- The meeting commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the 10 year Football development Master plan which seeks to revitalize the domestic League and General improvement of Football in Nigeria.
2- The Meeting expressed deepest appreciation to the Honourable Minister of Youths and Sports Chief Sunday Dare for granting audience to its members and for ensuring that the 10 year Football Development Master Plan accords recognition to the 20 Premier League clubs in Nigeria.
3- The meeting agreed to present to the Minister of Youths and Sports a position paper on how the Government can support the League in terms of grants, intervention funds, intervention measures, infrastructure development and other incentives to boost the Local League.
4- The meeting agreed on a review of the NPFL rules and framework before the commencement of the next season and thereafter set up a three man committee to liaise with the LMC on the Assignment, the members include Elder Paul Bassey of Akwa United FC as Chairman, Alh Ibrahim Musa Matane of Niger Tornadoes FC as a Member and Barr. Emeka Ferdinald of Rangers International FC as the Secretary, with two weeks to complete their report.
5- The Meeting enjoined the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, to revisit the FIFA circular of 2020 and restructure the Referees Appointment Committee as well as ensure that the number of Referees to officiate in the top domestic league is pruned down to maximum 60.
6- The meeting charged the LMC to create a Special Unit in the league office to monitor the activities of bettings amongst the restricted Football stakeholders and to strictly punish offenders where necessary.
7- The meeting unanimously agreed that no substandard stadium should be allowed to host matches in the coming season and enjoined the LMC to be strict with compliance on infrastructure licensing.
8- The meeting charged the LMC to ensure that all outstanding match indemnities owed to Referees and Match commissioners are paid before the commencement of the new season.
For: Chairman Club Owners Association of Nigeria