New NPFL season to begin without sponsors


The 2016 Nigeria Professional Football League will start without a title sponsor, following the expiration of the sponsorship deal between the LMC and telecommunications giants, Globacom.

The LMC issued a statement on Wednesday at the end of its Annual General Meeting, announcing the end to their partnership with Globacom.

“The AGM duly noted that the LMC contract with Globacom for the title sponsorship of the NPFL has run its course of 3 years and the renewal clauses have duly expired and that the LMC have duly met all its obligation to Globacom.

“Accordingly, the contract with Globacom has duly ended at the conclusion of the 2016 Super 4 on February 5, 2016 and therefore, Globacom is no longer associating with the NPFL,” paragraph 11 of the statement read in part.

The league body has since ‘opened-up the title sponsorship of the NPFL to all interested corporate bodies’, but with the new league season starting on February 21, and it is highly unlikely they would have secured new title sponsors for the league by then.