By: Gyang Dakwo
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Sunday approved the name change for the country’s top-flight football league.
The decision to change the name was ratified at the 79th NFF Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
According to a communique released after the AGA, the NFF approved the name change of the country’s topflight league from Nigeria Professional Football League ( NPFL) to the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPL).
The NFF President in his welcome address thanked the Congress for the confidence reposed in him and the Executive Committee members during the last elections.
He praised the Federal Government of Nigeria, and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in particular for his tremendous support and understanding as demonstrated by his approval of a special fund for the Super Falcons campaign in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023.
Also appreciated is the Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh for showing a great depth of knowledge and readiness to work with the NFF to take Nigeria Football to greater heights.
The Congress appreciated the efforts of the various National Teams, and pledged full support to the Super Eagles in its quest to qualify for the FIFA World Cup USA/Mexico/Canada 2026