Nigeria football club owners are set for a crucial meeting with Nigeria Professional Football League managers, League Management Company on Monday according to the chairman of club owners, Isaac Danladi.
Danladi said they are meeting with LMC to fashion out ways to start the league which is yet to kick off three months after the conclusion of last season’s abridged league.
“We have not made so much noise. As club owners we understand the LMC is facing now and the tremendous efforts they are making to see that the league starts as scheduled.
“So we are encouraging as we are having a meeting with them by Monday next week so that we can know how far they have gone and to see how we can come in to ensure this league starts.
“The clubs are tired but the league proper is what will bring joy to the players, officials. There will be economic boom around the stadium and enjoy the relative peace
“As club owners, we are not resting on our oars as it affects us directly. We are ones feeling the pinch and we are mindful of the challenges the LMC is facing,” he said.
It will be recalled that the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare said the league will kick off on October 20 after the LMC had earlier had failed to see the season begin on September 22 as proposed.
According to Dare, a notification has been sent out to all the NPFL teams apprising them of the new date.
He, however, did not disclose when the fixtures for the season will be announced.
“We have been working round the clock in the last one month,” Dare told newsmen during his visit to the Golden Eaglets camp in Abuja.
“You will recall that I gave a directive that the NPFL should start on the 15 latest October 20 but after due consultation, it was obvious that the league can’t kick-off on the 15 anymore but definitely the league will start on the 20.