Sports Ministry set up Interim Management Committee to oversee NPFL


Nigeria’s Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has set up an Interim Management Committee (IMC) that will manage the affairs of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

The IMC will replace the League Management Committee (LMC) which was recently declared illegal by the Sunday Dare-led ministry.

The license of the LMC was also withdrawn by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) following a directive from the ministry.

Former director general in the ministry, Gbenga Elegbeleye will serve as the chairman of the constituted body, while a veteran journalist and football administrator, Paul Bassey is named vice-chairman.

Erstwhile Enugu Rangers striker, Davidson Owumi is the head of operations, with Olumide Bamiduro named secretary.

Members of the IMC are as follows –

1. Gbenga Elegbeleye – Chairman
2. Paul Bassey – Vice Chairman
3. Davidson Owumi – Head of Operations
4. Kunle Soname
5. Daniel Amokachi
6. Calvin Emeka Onwuka
7. Aliyu Adamu
8. Rep of the NFF.
9. Rep of the Nigeria Police Force
10. Barrister Danladi Ibrahim.
11. Olumide Bamiduro. Secretary

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