By Sports Recorder edition, Monday September 11, 2023. Admin.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has approved the name change for the country’s top-flight football league.
The decision to change the name was ratified at the 79th NFF Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Sunday.
According to a communique released after the AGA, the NFF approved the name change of the country’s topflight league from Nigeria Professional Football League ( NPFL) to the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPL)
It said the approval to change the name was among other decisions taken at the congress.
The NFF had earlier informed the NPL board that only the NFF Congress could change the name when the newly inaugurated NPL board launched a new logo and name for the league.
It said the NFF president, Ibrahim Gusau, thanked the congress for the confidence reposed in him and the executive committee members during the last elections.
Gusau also praised the federal government, particularly President Bola Tinubu, for his tremendous support and understanding of the demands of the game of football.
He also thanked the president for approving a special fund for the Super Falcons’ campaign in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023.
Nigeria’s FIFA council member and member of the CAF Executive Committee, Amaju Pinnick, urged all members of the NFF General Assembly to support Gusau in his quest to move Nigeria’s football forward.