The management of Nigeria Premier League (NPL) has disclosed that the 2023/24 season will kick off on 26th August.
Preceeding the league opener, the draws for the 2023/24 season and the Annual General Meeting will be held on August 17th a week before the kick off date. This was revealed by the Chairman of the body Mr. Gbenga Elegbeleye.
Elegbeleye who rose from a meeting with Club owners in Abuja on Thursday night said the league which will be run full (38 matches in all) will kick of on 26th with matches spread across to 27th.
He said all the clubs have signified their intention to stick to the date and are prepared to commence actions.
“They have all agreed with the date and are going back to start preparations for the new season. They are all 100 per cent ready,” Elegbeleye explained.
Also speaking on the readiness of the clubs, the General Manager of Rivers United and Spokesman of NPL Club Owners, Dr Okey Kpalukwu said the clubs are ready for the kick off date which would run its full course of 38 matches and not abridged like last season.
He explained that the League Board and Managers have been mandated to make sure the league go on as planned.
On the Club’s readiness, he said most clubs are taking part in the pre-season tourneys all over the country to put their team in shape for the task ahead.
“For instance Rivers United have unveiled their players for next season so also some other clubs and this has shown that they are all ready. We have been engaged in pre-seson friendlies and recruited few more players. Every team is good to go,” he concluded.