Ahead of the commencement of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) new season, the league’s Interim Management Committee (IMC) has concluded for the draw on Wednesday at Sandralia Hotel, Abuja.
The 2022/23 season kicks off on 8th January, nearly six months after the preceeding one ended last 17th July with Rivers United lifting the title for the first time.
On Monday, the IMC promised a glamorous draw, which it said is in line “strategic plans to add value to the NPFL and attract more followership and corporate sponsorship”.
IMC Chairman, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye said that invitation has been extended to former international and NPFL players for the draw.
In a memo to the clubs, the IMC also disclosed that it has secured the approval of the Nigeria Football Federation to hold the draw for an abridged format of the season.
The memo reads: “Recall the meeting of IMC with clubs owners on the 21st December 2022 at Sandralia Hotel, where it was decided that the IMC will inform the NFF on the decision to organise the draws for the 2022/2023 league on the 28th December 2022, and that the league will commence on 8th January 2023 on Abridged League Format.
“The purpose of this letter is to convey the approval of the NFF to organise the draws on the 28th December 2022 and the league will commence on the 8th January 2023 on an Abridged League Format”.