Egbe commends IMC for resurging interest in NPFL
The Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL) has in recent times been generating interest among the country’s football lovers, a development Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle Group, Ebi Egbe, attributed to the ‘tremendous’ work being done by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the league.
Commending IMC chairman, Gbenga Elegbeleye, for the outcome of the just concluded season, Egbe said the former Director General of the defunct National Sports Commission (NSC) and his team has done well.
He noted that the IMC has succeeded in bringing back life and competitiveness to the domestic league, a step, which, he said, would rob off positively on Nigerian football.
“We have just seen a league season that is quite different. A season where clubs sweated for every point and played for something tangible. The league winners pocketing N100 million is quite commendable,” Egbe said.
Egbe commended the IMC’s decision to take the season-ending NPFL Championship Play-Off to the MJA Arena, Lagos, where clubs had opportunity to be at their best in a hybrid synthetic pitch, which is one of the best in the country.
“The MJA Arena has one of the best turfs in the country and it is one of the signature projects of Monimichelle Sports. Our vision is to eradicate bad pitches in the country and the MJA Arena pitch clearly shows what we can do,” Egbe said.
Egbe urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to retain the Gbenga Elegbeleye-led IMC, insisting that it is clear the NPFL would become a league to reckon with if the committee is allowed to consolidate on the gains of the just-ended season.
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