Thursday, 29 September 2016


The Nigeria Professional Football League Management have annouced a new cash reward for the Nigeria topflight champion as the current league campaign come to an end this weekend.

The Nigeria Professional Football League champions will receive FORTY MILLION NAIRA as prize money for being crowned the champion in the League among 20 clubs contending for the topflight position.

Current Leaders Enugu Rangers and closet rival Rivers United are the main contenders of the ongoing football league that will come to an end this weekend, Enugu Rangers popularly known as FLYING ANTELOPES needed just a point in their last game against El-Kanemi warriors to win the trophy which they last won 32 years ago.

In a statement released, the League Management Company LMC announced that 19 league clubs will share a total of TWO HUNDRED MILLION NAIRA as cash reward for final position aside Giwa FC who were expelled from the league contending.

It is recalled that the defending champion Eyimba received THIRTY MILLION NAIRA last season from the ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILLION naira shared last season.

The LMC announced that
"The top three clubs on the final table usually received the chunk of their merit award which supports the club finacially in their preparation for the Confederation African Football CAF club competitions next season.

"The champions would have received a minimum of N90m in all direct payments for the 2016 season including the Basic Award which comprises of pool of funds shared equally amongst all the 20 participant clubs, the merit award paid to clubs based on their final position on the table, the football development and the bonus award which is paid to clubs based on performances including incentives for improving match attendance, away wins/draw, fielding players under the age of 18 and hosting live broadcast matches.

"The lowest placed team in the NPFL this season would thus have received N55m in direct payments from the LMC from all payment centres.
"In addition to the direct payments clubs do also benefit from other indirect payments such as free registration of players and officials, free insurance, payment of match officials indemnities and hotel accomodation as well as sponsored seminars and other engagements funded by the LMC."



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