The League Management Company (LMC), has confirmed that the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, will kick off January 14, 2017 and end in July.
A tweet sent out from its official Twitter handle on Saturday, after the body’s annual general meeting, said: “The AGM endorsed January 15 kickoff date & July conclusion date for the 2016/17 #NPFL season @pillarsfc v @FCIfeanyiUbah on January 14.”
LMC also confirmed the incentives to NPFL clubs, as proposed by their board in the 2017 budget.
Clubs will receive N500,000 for every away win, N200,000 for away draws and N250,000 for attracting over 5,000 fans at home matches.
They will also be paid N200,000 monthly for stadium maintenance, N100,000 for dressing three U-18 youth players on match days and one playing 15 minutes. The NPFL team will receive N200,000 for dressing three U-18 youth players on match day, with one playing at least 45 minutes.
The AGM also approved LMC’s proposal to start a youth league (U-15) competition among NPFL participating clubs in association with LaLiga.