•Declares financial surplus of N483m for 2016

•Endorses proposed Club Merchandising Scheme

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs will from the coming season raise youth teams for players aged 15 years and below to compete in the new NPFL Youth League. This is even as the League Management Company (LMC) declared a surplus/savings of N483 million in its operations for the 2015/16 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

This was contained in the financial report submitted by the Chairman of the LMC, Shehu Dikko and accepted with commendations at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the LMC held in Enugu on Sunday, December 11.

Read more: LMC introduces NPFL U-15 Youth League  

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is one of the global leagues attending the third World Leagues Forum in Frankfurt, Germany on November 23.

Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC). Shehu Dikko is already in the German city to participate in the meeting which among other agendas, undertake a review of the FIFA Semi-Formal Professional Football Stakeholders Forum meetings, the Status of FIFA Professional Football Stakeholders Committee and receive an update on meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino on October 5.

Read more: Nigeria join other leagues at World League Forum  

The Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation and the Congress of Nigerian Football have applauded NFF 2nd Vice President/LMC Chairman, Mallam Shehu Dikko on his award as The SUN Sports Personality of The Year 2016.

Dikko was on Monday named by the leading publishing house as the Sports Personality of The Year 2016, an award won last year by NFF President, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick.

Read more: NFF board, congress hail Dikko on The SUN award  

By Ayo Ibidapo

Transfer dealings in the coming 2016/17 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) will be transacted on the platform of the newly acquired Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS) which the FIFA TMS Project Officer, Bertrand Vinit has commended Nigeria for adopting.

Salihu Abubakar, the Chief Operating Officer of the League Management Company (LMC) confirmed that the DTMS will be used for players' transfers ahead of the new football season and urged participants at the three-day TMS workshop in Abuja to pay attention to the seminar teachings so as to acquire relevant knowledge of its operations.

Read more: Ahead NPFL 2016/17 season: LMC confirms DTMS for transfer dealings  

A three–day workshop aimed at further education of officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, League Management Company and Nigeria National League on the workings of the Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS) began in Abuja on Tuesday.

Read more: FIFA TMS workshop begins in Abuja  

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