Many clubs have said they do not have the budget to start the new NPFL season Sunday as officials told SCORENigeria that they are ready for a showdown meeting with the League management Company (LMC) today in this regard.
Bar FC Ifeanyiubah, the other clubs in the NPFL are owned by state governments and officials said they are yet to receive cash for the proposed new season.
“It does not look likely that the league will kick off on Sunday as announced because the clubs insist they do not have the cash for the new season,” a top club official informed SCORENigeria
“So except these clubs get a lifeline possibly from the LMC, the league kick-off may again have to be shifted.”
Another official told SCORENigeria that today’s meeting between the clubs and LMC will determine if the league will finally roll out this weekend.
“Today’s meeting will decide if the league will really begin on Sunday,” the official disclosed.
The organisation of the league has come under severe criticism lately on the back of contract breaches by clubs, insecurity at match venues and allegations of corruption against the LMC leadership.