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NPL management committee for swearing-in

The Interim Management Committee of the Nigeria Premier League will take their oath of office on Thursday at the boardroom of the Nigeria Football Federation in Abuja.

The committee which is headed by Mr. Nduka Irabor was announced last Friday. The interim group also has Nigeria’s former international Kanu Nwankwo, Modele Sarafa-Yusuf, former secretary general of the NPL Salisu Abubakar and Shehu Dikko amongst others. Current acting executive secretary General Tunji Babalola will continue in his position.

The committee is expected to run the league until the end of 2013. During this period, the members are to “reform and reposition” the league for proper growth in terms of administration, commercial viability and general reorganisation. They are also mandated to take final decision on the sponsorship of the league especially as it concerns the title sponsorship and broadcast rights. The league is going into the third season without any title sponsor after controversy and legal tussle truncated the bid carried out for the title sponsorship.

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