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Gusau tasks new NPFL Board on club licensing



Ibrahim Gusau


Ibrahim Gusau, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Wednesday in Abuja inaugurated the new Board of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Gusau, during the inauguration, advised the board to take club licensing requirements as a priority.

“Club licensing is a fundamental football development trajectory that the new Board must take very seriously.

“Therefore, I charge the new Board to set a target which must be met by all clubs as prerequisite for participation in the league.

“I also want you to set a percentage compliance on club licensing requirements for each club so that every season you can measure the extent of adherence by each club,” he said.

On the issue of change of name, he insisted that the option must be tabled before the Congress of the NFF for approval, and for all necessary processes undertaken for a change to take effect.

The Board is made up of: the Chairman of the NPFL, Gbenga Elegbeleye, Mohammed Sa’idu (Member), Poubeni Ogun (Member), Daniel Amokachi (Member), Okey Kpalukwu (Member), Suleiman Umar (Member) and Dominic Iorfa (Member).

Others are: the Secretary/Legal Adviser, Danlami Ibrahim, Chief Operating Officer, Davidson Owumi, Philip Shaibu (Deputy Governor, Edo State).

The new Board also includes: Emmauel Ikpeme (NFF Deputy General Secretary), Charity Kadiri (NFF Director of Finance and Admin) and Augustine Eguavoen (Technical Director).

The rest are: Yohanna Mathias (Deputy Director, Audit), Robinson Okosun (Deputy Director, Technical), Ayo Abdulrahaman (Deputy Director, Competitions), Danlami Alanana (Deputy Director, Competitions), Barnabas Joro (Deputy Director, Protocol) and Nelson Ine (Representative of GTI).


The new NPFL Board has a two-year tenure, same as the Boards of the Nigeria National League (NNL) Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) and the Nigeria Nation-Wide League One (NNWL) inaugurated recently.


I Still Get Attacked By People – Yakubu Aiyegbeni Reveals




In a recent interview, former Nigerian football star Yakubu Aiyegbeni has revealed that he continues to receive messages and criticisms from fans, years after his infamous miss during the 2010 FIFA World Cup match against South Korea.

The moment, etched into football history, occurred during Nigeria’s crucial group stage game against South Korea. With the score tied at 2-2 and a spot in the knockout stages on the line, Aiyegbeni found himself with what seemed like an open goal opportunity. However, to the shock of fans worldwide, he missed the chance, leaving Nigeria unable to secure the much-needed victory.


Despite this moment happening over a decade ago, Aiyegbeni expressed his surprise at the ongoing messages he receives about the miss. “I still get messages from people, different messages,” he stated in the interview. “It’s surprising how that moment still sticks with people, even after all these years.”

The striker, who had a successful career playing for clubs like Everton and Portsmouth in the English Premier League, admitted that the miss was a tough moment in his career. “Of course, it was a big moment, and I wish it had gone differently. But in football, you have highs and lows,” he remarked.

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Napoli Sack Rudi Garcia, Announce Mazzarri As Replacement




Serie A giants Napoli have announced the departure of coach Rudi Garcia after a poor spell and announced his successor with immediate effect

Reigning Serie A champions Napoli have announced the departure of French manager Rudi Garcia after a poor run of form that sees the Partenopei handing on to faint hopes of defending the Scudetto title won last season.

Napoli have only claimed one win in their last four matches in all competitions, trailing Serie A leaders Inter by 10 points while also trailing Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League by five points.

Osimhen gets new coach as Napoli reportedly appoint Walter Mazzarri to replace Rudi Garcia


With the Partenopei looking a lot worse than they did at this stage last season, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has chosen to act swiftly before things get out of hand.

The club chief revealed that Garcia had been relieved of his duty, after posting a message on social media platform X to announce the arrival of the Frenchman’s replacement.

Napoli announce Garcia successor
That replacement is a former Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri[url][/url], who was welcomed back to the club by De Laurentiis, who was also the owner during his last spell at the club.

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