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NPFL: IMC, Clubs agree on Abridged league format, January 8 kick-off date

The Interim Management Committee – IMC and 20 Nigeria Proffessional Football League -NPFL clubs have struck common ground for an abridged 2022/2023 season with a January 8, 2023 kick-off date.

This resolution SportsRation gathered was part of decisions from the last meeting between the IMC and the clubs.


1. That the Draw for 2022/2023 NPFL Season will hold on December 28 while the League itself, will kickoff on January 8, 2023

2. The IMC also agreed to give all 20 teams participating in the 2022/2023 NPFL Season the sum of 10m Naira (ten million naira only) as takeoff grants ahead of the new football season

3. The IMC and the clubs also agreed to go ahead with an abridged league format as against the usual full season format that has been used over the years.

4. All parties have agreed to the new start date for the league and are now eagerly looking forward to the draw on December 28, 2022.

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