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Another kick-off date announced for the delayed Nigeria Premier League



The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has officially announced

Saturday, September 30  as the commencement date for the 2023/24 season of the Nigerian topflight league.

In a letter dated Monday, September 25, the Chief Operating Officer of the league, Davidson Owumi, also notified the 20 participating clubs that the champions of the season would receive ₦150million which is a 50% increase from last season’s prize money.

Another highlight of the letter to the clubs is the payment of start-off grants of a total of ₦200m to the 20 clubs.

“The 20 clubs will, as was done last season receive a take-off grant of Ten Million Naira (₦10,000,000) each to smoothen your operations as the season starts.


“We are therefore expecting the Clubs to as a matter of urgency forward their respective account details to the NPFL Secretariat for the transfer of the said amount as the season is set to commence on Saturday, September 30, 2023”, Owumi stated in the letter addressed to all Club Chairmen and General Managers.



Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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