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NPL draws put on hold

Supersport.com can report that the draws for the 2012/13 Nigeria Premier League (NPL) season has been postponed indefinitely.

The draws was scheduled to hold in Kano this Saturday, January 12 before the new development on Thursday.

Supersport.com learned in Kano that lack of funds was the rationale behind the sudden change as the Kano State government refused to finance the events claiming that the NPL management committee had been given what would be needed for the activity.

But one of the club owners, who would want to comment under the condition of anonymity, explained to supersport.com that the NPL interim management committee chaired by Nduka Irabor "has nothing to offer" for the development of the NPL.

“How would a reasonable chairman of an interim committee ask all the Premier League clubs to deposit the sum of N50 million before the commencement of the new season, where does he want us to get the money from?” he queried in vexation

“We thought that the interim management committee would be better than the dissolved board, but I think we are wrong and as far as I'm concerned, my club would not pay a dime.

Meanwhile, efforts by supersport.com to speak to the chairman of the interim management committee, Irabor was futile as he was reported to have left Kano angrily on Thursday afternoon.

The imbroglio in the NPL continues as the characters involved have showed no mercy to the players, who have been waiting and clamouring for the start of the new season.


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