•As participants commend LMC on three-day workshop

By Ayo Olu Ibidapo

The Nigeria Professional Football League youth coaching clinic has come to an end in Abuja.

The clinic was a product of the NPFL-LaLiga Commercial and Technical partnership as Nigerian academy coaches were put through on the basics of youth team training.

Speaking at the end of the event, Oscar Bruzon one of the trainers from the LaLiga, believes the coaches have learnt a lot and he noticed, in their approach during practice as all the participants showed great enthusiasm all through.

Read more: NPFL-LaLiga youth coaching clinic rounds off in Abuja  

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Youth team Coaches attending a clinic in Abuja has been urged to make the most out of the workshop which has resource persons from the Spanish LaLiga. The clinic is organised by the League Management Company (LMC) in collaboration with the LaLiga Nigeria office. The Laliga Technical instructors are Oscar Bruzon and David Aznar.
At the official flagging off of the workshop in Abuja on Saturday, Chairman of LMC, Shehu Dikko charged the over 100 coaches including 20 from the NPFL youth clubs and others from the third tier Nationwide League, to ensure that they learnt very well from the knowledge to shared by the resource persons. He said the seminar presents an opportunity for those in attendance to learn the art of scouting, coaching and lots more. 

Read more: Dikko tasks NPFL youth club coaches to maximize benefits of workshop  

•Offers salary advance to players
•Players apologise for breach of procedure

Following reports of claims of salary indebtedness of Sunshine Stars to its players, the League Management Company (LMC) has initiated steps to verify financial records of the club in exercise of its powers to inspect club financial records upon suspicions of breach of provisions of the League Rules in respect of overdue payables.

The LMC has pursuant to this set up a verification panel and in the interim has paid 50 percent of the players’ salaries which would be deducted from money due the club from the LMC.

Read more: LMC institutes panel to verify Sunshine Stars salary indebtedness  

New dates have been scheduled for the postponed fixtures of Matchdays 8 and 9 involving Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs participating in the CAF Club competitions as a consequence of their concluded first round ties.

The League Management Company (LMC) also announced postponement of Matchday 13 and 14 fixtures involving Rangers International and Rivers United, the two clubs that made it through to the first round from the preliminary stage of the CAF Champions League.

Read more: LMC announces new dates for rescheduled fixtures involving continental clubs  

By Ayo Olu Ibidapo

In a bid to ensure smooth operations in officiating in the Nigeria Professional Football League, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Referees Committee, on Thursday met with the League Management Company (LMC) chairman Shehu Dikko alongside LMC board members and club executives.

Led by its chairman, Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, who also is an Executive Committee member of the NFF, the committee pointed out grey areas it has noted in order to have the best handlers at different league venues in the course of the season.

Read more: NPFL: LMC, NFF Referees Committee chart way forward  

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