In anticipation of the forthcoming 2023/24 season of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL), clubs have been reminded to initiate their team licensing processes.
The league is set to commence on the weekend of August 26-27, and in adherence to the CAF Club Licensing Regulations 2022, participating clubs that have qualified for the CAF Club competitions have been summoned to initiate the necessary procedures with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Following the submission of the season’s report by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) to the NFF, clubs have been urged to commence their licensing procedures.
It has been stressed that only licensed clubs will be eligible for registration in the upcoming season.
To ensure a seamless process, the league organizers have implored all participating clubs to promptly complete the licensing procedure, taking advantage of the available time prior to the season’s commencement.
For further information and guidance on the club licensing procedure, clubs have been instructed to reach out to the NFF Licensing Managers, Mr. Nasiru Jibril and Queen U Otarakpo.
They will provide clubs with the necessary details and support throughout the licensing process.
Additionally, it has been revealed that the NPL transfer window will officially open on Saturday, July 1, and remain open until September 1, 2023.
This timeframe allows clubs to engage in player transfers and reinforce their squads ahead of the new season.
Furthermore, the clubs that have earned the privilege to represent Nigeria in the CAF Club competitions have been announced.
Enyimba International and Remo Stars have qualified for the CAF Champions League, while Rivers United and Bendel Insurance will compete in the CAF Confederation Cup.
As the NPL gears up for another captivating season, clubs will prioritize the licensing procedure to ensure compliance with the CAF Club Licensing Regulations.
The upcoming transfer window presents teams with an opportunity to strategically strengthen their squads and prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.