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LMC Confirm Reception of TV Rights Deal

The League Management Company LMC organizers of the Nigeria Professional Football League have confirmed that it has received a multi-million dollar tv right deal but is yet to accept it.

Speaking to DiegwuSports at the end of the 2019 AGM, Chairman Shehu DIkko confirmed that a lucrative offer was on the table and that the clubs have been informed it.

“Yes I can confirm that an offer has been made and the clubs has been briefed at this AGM. Now the next step is to invite our partners who are making the offer to come and speak with all the clubs and explain themselves.

“The essential thing is that negotiations have officially been opened and I am confident we will get a deal soon.” Dikko told DiegwuSports.

The AGM which was held late on Wednesday at the LMC headquarters at Maitama, Abuja had 19 of the 20 NPFL clubs in attendance with the only club absent [with apology] being FC Ifeanyi Ubah.

Dikko went on to disclose that the club have also started discussions on how to take the issue of delay or non-payment of players salaries. The LMC chairman reiterated the club owners commitment to tackle the issue.

“We have opened talks on how to improve the player welfare. We had some honest discussions among ourselves and right now we have to find a way to pay the players on time as well as regulating the club budgets. We will keep the conversation going and hopefully we will find a lasting solution to that. But I can assure you that all the clubs are committed to this course”

The 2019/2020 NPFL season kick started last weekend and will run till June 2019.

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