The Chairman of League Management Company, Mallam Shehu Dikko has confirmed that the winners of the 2020-2021 Nigeria professional football league season will smile home with a cash prize.
The League Management Company last awarded prize money three years ago, when, winners Plateau United was awarded (N50, 000, 000) after their success.
The League Organising Body was faced with financial difficulties due to lack of major sponsors, but the Dikko said all that has following the recently signed deal with Redstrike Sports.
“There will be prize money (next season) the way we used to pay before. It’s not the first time we have paid prize monies,”
“Before we had challenges with our TV partners, we had introduced not just prize money, apart from the prize money, we were paying the basic money. We were paying the technical and development money.
“Remember, people use to forget but history will remember us for this, there were times we were paying for away goals scored, we were paying for away wins away draws, if you have 5,000 fans in your stadium, if you play Under-18 players, we’re all paying clubs for that,” Dikko revealed in an interview on Kennis FM.
Meanwhile, the kick-off date for the 2020-2021 Nigeria Professional Football league season is yet to be announced.
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