Football Nigeria: Nwankwo Kanu to help run Nigeria premier league

| December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lagos, Nigeria – Nwankwo Kanu, former captain of Nigeria’s national team, Super Eagles, has been named into a 10-member interim board to run the country’s troubled premier football league, the local media reported Friday. The committee, named by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is chaired by a former MP and journalist Nduka Irabor.

It will run the league till the end of 2013, during which it is expected to “reform and reposition” the league for proper growth in terms of administration, commercial viability and general reorganisation.

The committee is also mandated to take final decision on the sponsorship of the league, especially as it concerns the title sponsorship and broadcast rights.

The league, previously billed to start 1 Dec., has now been scheduled to kick off next month.

It has run for two seasons without a title sponsor.

Pana 21/12/2012

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