Renowned former Super Eagles striker, Daniel Amokachi, has assumed the role of Head of the Technical Committee for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), marking a significant addition to the league’s administrative team. The appointment comes as part of an effort to enhance the technical aspects of the league and promote its development.
The newly formed committee comprises a distinguished panel of nine members, featuring prominent figures from both the football and media sectors. Notable among them are veteran journalists Mitchell Obi, Deji Omotoyinbo, and Segun Agbede. The committee also includes established football figures such as Austine Eguavoen, Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Manu Garba, former coach of the Golden Eaglets, Godwin Uwa, a seasoned tactician, and Harrison Jallah and Davidson Adejuwon.
A primary focus of the committee’s mandate will be the selection of the NPFL Team and Coach of the Month, contributing to the recognition and acknowledgment of outstanding performances within the league. This initiative is poised to amplify the league’s appeal and acknowledge the hard work and dedication of players and coaches.
The official draw ceremony for the upcoming 2023/24 NPFL season is scheduled to take place in Lagos on Thursday, August 17. As anticipation mounts, stakeholders and football enthusiasts eagerly await the unveiling of the fixtures and matchups for the forthcoming season. The commencement of the league action is set for September 8, promising an exciting display of talent and fierce competition on the football pitch.
The appointment of Daniel Amokachi and the establishment of the NPFL Technical Committee demonstrate the league’s commitment to fostering excellence and elevating the quality of football in Nigeria. With a diverse and accomplished team at its helm, the NPFL aims to drive innovation, promote growth, and ultimately contribute to the advancement of Nigerian football on both local and international stages.