Nigeria’s LMC signs development deal with La Liga

The League Management Company has signed a five year partnership deal with the Spanish Premier League - La Liga for the development of the Nigeria Professional Football League. Chairman of the LMC, Shehu Dikko signed on behalf of the Nigeria Professional Football League while President of La-Liga, Javier Tebas signed for the Spanish League. Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, and the Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria, Alfonso Sebastian counter- signed as witnesses. The pact will focus on key areas of capacity development, training for coaches and club administrators; inter club exchanges and commercial activities including joint marketing....

Billionaire, Ifeanyi Ubah sanctioned for slapping Mikel Obi’s brother

Club owner and billionaire business man, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, is currently facing sanctions from Nigeria’s League Management Company(LMC) for his role in the violence that erupted during a Nigeria Premier League game. Ubah was caught on camera slapping Heartland FC goalkeeper, Ebele Obi during the match between his club, FC Ifeanyi Ubah, and Heartland FC. He has been slammed a N2.5 million fine and a 10-match ban. In the sanction, FC Ifeanyi Ubah was“charged for the encroachment of their supporters on the technical area immediately after the match against Heartland and acting in a manner capable of bringing the league to disrepute contrary to Rule 13.8 of the Rules and Framework.” He is also expected to offer a letter of apology & an "undertaking to be a good ambassador of the NPFL." The LMC further banned all self- procured security services other than those sanctioned by the the body from all NPFL match venues....