NPFL set to review players' salary structure

2024-05-10 21:45:56

Nigerian Observer

The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has unveiled intentions to raise the minimum wage for players in the league from N150,000 to an undisclosed figure.

NPFL Chairman, Gbenga Elegbeleye, emphasized the necessity of adjusting players' salaries given the prevailing economic conditions in Nigeria.

He reaffirmed NPFL's dedication to prioritizing the welfare of players, expressing concern over clubs that continue to pay below the established minimum wage threshold of N150,000.

"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," he stated.

"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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