• Amokachi heads team of the month selection committee
With the new Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL) 2023/24 season set to begin on August 26, the organisers, stakeholders and fans of the country’s league football have commended the competition’s broadcast partners, Propel sports Africa for the innovations they are introducing into the championship.
Leading the encomiums is NPFL’s strategic partners, GTI Asset Management & Trust Limited, who praised Propel Sports Africa for the innovations seen in the build-up for the OTT live streaming of the elite league.
Head of Media and Publicity, GTI/TNFF, Andrew Ekejiuba, in a statement, yesterday, praised Propel Sports Africa for promptly training cameramen that would man the AI cameras listed for live streaming of the matches across the country.
“GTI is delighted with what Propel Sports Africa has so far done in the past few days by deploying and training young Nigerians nationwide who will be manning these state-of-the-art cameras in the various match venues in the upcoming season.
“The crew commenced their training from Lagos on August 5, 2023 and later moved to other venues across the country,” Ekejiuba said.
He promised that GTI would continue to work closely with the newly inaugurated board of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL), led by Gbenga Elegbeleye, towards a successful and seamless execution of the upcoming season.
Also speaking on the innovations, GTI’s Executive Director, Nelson Ine, who also doubles as project director of The Nigeria Football Fund (TNFF), appealed to all stakeholders of the elite league to join hands together to uplift the NPFL.
“It is the hope of GTI that all hands must be on deck in order to reposition our elite league such that it ranks among the best globally.
“GTI is ready, and willing to contribute more to the success story of NPFL as we also urge Corporate Nigeria and individuals to invest in NPFL to create a brighter future for our upcoming superstars in the beautiful game of football.”
Meanwhile, former Super Eagles star, Daniel Amokachi, will head a nine-man technical committee set up by the NPL to select a monthly NPFL Team of the Month.
According to the NPL, the Team of the Month will be made up of 11 players and a coach with room for reserves that will complete a squad of 18.
NPFL Chairman, Gbenga Elegbeleye, said the decision was aimed at creating aspirational value for the players and coaches.
“We seek to elevate the quality of play and also encourage the Coaches to dig deep and offer great formations.
“With the team of the week, players would offer their best to make the squad and with time there will be individual and collective benefits from this,” explained Elegbeleye.
According to a letter signed by NPFL Chief Operating Officer, Davidson Owumi, other members of the committee are respected journalists, Mitchel Obi, Segun Agbede and Deji Omotoyinbo.
Also in the committee are NFF Technical Director, Austin Eguavoen, Coach Manu Garba, Harrison Jalla, Coach Godwin Uwuah and a former director of the defunct NPFL side, MFN, Davidson Adejuwon.
The NPFL said the committee members have been invited to the 2023/24 season draws that will be held in Lagos on Thursday.