Amidst series of allegations, counter allegations and controversy, the seventh congress of the Nigeria Premier League ordered by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is holding in Abuja with representatives of 19 Premier League clubs in attendance.
Addressing delegates before going into a closed door session, the acting Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Premier League, Mr Tunji Babalola said “the attendance at the congress and the presence of three board members of the NFF, who are attending the congress as observers, is a clear manifestation that the congress has been properly convened”.
Clubs represented at the congress include ABS FC, Akwa United, Dolphin, Enyimba, Gombe United, Heartland FC, Jigawa Golden Stars, Kaduna United, Kano Pillars and Kwara United.
Others are Lobi Stars, Ocean Boys, Rangers FC, Rising Stars, Sharks FC, Sunshine Stars, Warri Wolves, Wikki Tourists and Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC).
Also in attendance are representatives of El-Kanemi Warriors FC, Nasarawa United and Bayelsa United while NFF observers present are Suleiman Kwande, Emeka Iyama and Shehu Adamu.
The congress, is to among other things adopt the proposed kick off date of February 16, 2013 for the 2012/2013 football season, adoption of 2011/2012 final league table and the presentation of amended rules and regulations for the 2012/2013 season.