The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has banned teams from streaming their matches live.
Partner of the NPFL GTI Asset Management & Trust Limited made this known while addressing newsmen after the review of the prize money for the winner of the 2023-24 season.
The NPFL games which will kick off on August 26, is expected to be streamed live by the accredited broadcast sponsor of the NPFL. This is also as the newly appointed NPFL board have continue to put modalities in place before the commencement of the new season.
Chairman of the Nigeria Professional Football League, Honourable Gbenga Elegbeleye, said winner of the NPFL 2023/24 season will cart home N150 million. He said that the kick-off date is sacrosanct and all arrangements have been concluded.
“The kick off-date is definite, we have taken that will ensure the smooth sailing of the new season with the intention to align with the European season. We hope the season ends on schedule with consideration of other football programs of the Nigeria Football Federation.
“Last season, the league winners got N100 million as prize money. This season, we are offering an improved package of N150 million with some of the prize money earmarked for facility improvement and players’ welfare. We want every club to update their stadia and improve their players’ remuneration for better performance.
“All the stadia classified as unfit to host NPFL matches remain banned, subject to inspection while that of the newly promoted clubs will also be inspected before the season starts. Any stadium that doesn’t meet the set standard will not be allowed to host any league game.
“All through last season, we ensured that match officials got their dues two days before a game. We shall continue like that this season and will not hesitate to recommend any referee found wanting to the appropriate authorities for disciplinary actions”.