The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) transfer window will end on September 30, 2022, in anticipation of the start of the new season, which will be held at a later date.
Strangely, the circular signed by Davidson Owumi, who described himself as the Nigeria Professional Football League’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), as against the League Management Company (LMC).
Recall that the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) operator, LMC, was deemed illegal by the federal government through the sports ministry. The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was then instructed to immediately revoke the company’s operating license and establish an Interim Management Committee (IMC) to oversee the league.
While denying the federal government’s assertion that the organization is unlawful, the LMC has maintained that the organisation is legitimate under both Nigerian corporate law and football statutes.
However, Owumi insisted that the teams complete their business by the deadline in the circular of September 14, 2022 because an extension of the transfer season is not a given.
“Be informed that the transfer window for the forthcoming 2022/2023 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League is scheduled to come to a close on 30 September, 2022. Hence, clubs still active in the transfer market are advised to round off their dealings on or before the stated date as there are no guarantees that the deadlines will be extended,” he said.
The circular did not however reveal the kick off date for the league but urged the clubs to complete the necessary club licensing ahead of the new season.
“Note that preparations for the kick off for the new 2022/20323 season are in top gear, hence you are urged to ensure that you proceed with your club licensing procedures and player registration exercises, along with other pre-season prerequisites,” the circular said.