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Sports - August 18, 2023

Amokachi, Eguavoen, Obi, others, appointed into NPFL Technical Committee for team of the month selection   

Hon. Elegbeleye and members of the newly inaugurated technical committee.


By Amechi Obiakpu

As part of its plan to inject fresh ideas into the country’s football league, to make it a cynosure for soccer lovers, the Nigeria Premier League on Thursday, August 17, 2023, inaugurated a 9-man member Technical Committee for the NPFL team of the Month selection.

The Technical Committee will be headed by erst-while Super Eagles player, Daniel Amokachi. Other members of the committee include Austin Eguavoen, Harrison Jalla, Segun Agbede, Davidson Owunmi, Godwin Uwa, Deji Omotoyinbo, and famous sports journalist, Mitchel Obi.

Speaking in a media interactive session held at the Assets Management and Trust Limited (GTI) Headquatre in Lagos, NPFL Chairman, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye said the committee’s responsibility includes selecting the best players in the league that will form part of proposed end of the season team.

According to him, the idea of having a technical committee for team of the month selection may not be entirely new but that the board is putting the added flavour and benefits of going to have an end of season team and an All- Star squad that will spend two weeks in Spain playing friendly games with top LaLiga sides.

“Right now, we have secured an agreement with a top LaLiga club to host our NPFL selected team and arrange for them to play against some other top teams in Spain.

“This no doubt will be an enriching experience for the players as they will have the opportunity to train and play against some of the very best teams in LaLiga. It also has the added edge of going to form the nucleus of a future CHAN Eagles team,” he said.

He noted that the NPL board is not in doubt as to the capacity of the committee members to deliver on the assignment before it, even as he pointed that, “the modalities for your function will be discussed offline to define the finer details”.

We undertook a thorough process of selecting members of this panel to cut across players, coaches and the media. We picked persons with the right pedigree and there is no doubt that they will give us the right squad each month.

In his acceptance speech Chairman of the committee, Daniel Amokachi expressed optimism that his committee will do a thorough job and will not allow sentiment to override their judgement.

The Nigerian league is scheduled to kick-off September 9, across the country.

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