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NPFL to review players’ minimum wage from next season

The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has revealed plans to upgrade the minimum wage of players in the league from N150,000 to an undisclosed amount,…

The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has revealed plans to upgrade the minimum wage of players in the league from N150,000 to an undisclosed amount, starting from next season.

The NPFL Chairman, Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye, disclosed this during a live program on radio monitored by our correspondent yesterday in Lagos.

He said the current economic situation in Nigeria demands a review of the players’ wages.

Elegbeleye furthered harped on the league’s commitment to the players’ welfare, expressing disappointment that some clubs still pay lower than the N150,000 minimum wage benchmark. 

“The least NPFL players can earn is N150, 000. By next season, we will upgrade it because even N150,000, we discovered that some clubs are paying below it. Some players accept it just to join such clubs.

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“That is why compiling your account now is part of our clubs’ licensing. We want to see where and what you are paying each player and it has to be through banks.

“So, whatever you are transferring to a player will reflect the bank account of such a player. We want to know clubs are paying below N150,000 because the economic situation is not the same as five years ago,” he said.

The Chairman added that the new minimum wage would be announced during the Annual General Meeting, AGM at the 

 

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