Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Chairman, Shehu Dikko was among the heads of 27 professional football leagues of the world that attended the Annual Meeting of the World Leagues Forum (WLF) hosted by Major League Soccer in New York City on Wednesday, November 22.

The WLF is the world association of professional football leagues and includes 32 Leagues from around the World. Its purpose is to improve governance structures in world football, address the issues of professional football and foster cooperation between its members.

Read more: NPFL, 26 other Leagues attend World Leagues Forum in New York City  

•Pre-season invitational holds in Kano, Dec 11-17

•Club Licensing documentation ends January 5

•Season ends September 30

Activities to kick-start the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season which began with the on-going club licensing will enter the next stage with the annual NPFL Pre-season tournament from December 11-17, 2017 to usher in the grand season opening matches on January 14, 2018.

The schedule of the new season’s activities which has been endorsed by the League Management Company (LMC) will witness a flurry of activities including the induction and orientation workshop for the four newly admitted NPFL Clubs on December 14 and the LMC Pre- Annual General Meeting (AGM)/Consultative Meeting with NPFL participating Clubs on December 16 in Kano where the pre-season tournament will hold.

Read more: LMC releases 2017/18 NPFL calendar, January 14 is kick-off date  

President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick on Friday congratulated NFF 2nd Vice President/LMC Chairman Shehu Dikko, after he was named a Member of the FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee.

FIFA ratified the appointment of Dikko at its Council meeting held Friday, 27th October 2017 in Calcutta, India.

Read more: Pinnick congratulates Dikko on FIFA appointment  

A broadcast production agreement was on Thursday in Abuja signed by the League Management Company (LMC) and the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) for production of matches of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

The papers were signed by the LMC Chairman Shehu Dikko and Mallam Yakubu Ibn Muhammed, the Director General of NTA.

Read more: LMC, NTA sign broadcast production agreement  

•Fined N2.250m
•To pay cost of damaged Rangers bus
•N500,000 compensation for referees

Following investigation into the incidents that happened in the Matchday 33 fixture between Wikki Tourists and Rangers International, the League Management Company LMC) has ordered Wikki to play three games behind closed doors in addition to paying a fine of N2.250 million for various violations of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Framework and Rules.

Read more: Wikki Tourists slammed with three-match closed door sanction  

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