I’m not interested in NPFL chairmanship position -Elegbeleye


Former Director-General of the National Sports Commission, Gbenga Elegbeleye has said that he is not interested in becoming the Chairman of the Nigeria Professional League.

The former member of the House of Representatives Committee on Sports said he had only suggested names of those whom he considered capable of managing the NPFL to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare only for the Minister to pencil down his name as the chairman of the Interim Management Committee (IMC).

While responding to questions Elegbeleye said he was not going to exceed three months to stabilize the league.

According to him, “I’m going to set a template for the incoming Board of the league.

Apparently not happy about the insinuations that he is tactically plotting to take over the leadership of the league, he said, “I’ve no intention to contest for the leadership of the league with whoever that’s coming”

Furious Elegbeleye stated further that he has secured new sponsors for the league, and wondered why people are uncomfortable with the IMC position, how the league is going to be managed, and how the league is going to be run – that those things are disturbing.

Elegbeleye, after a meeting with the representatives of the clubs that would feature in the NPFL on Monday, said the league would witness a vast change and the matches would be televised live to showcase the players and standard of the country’s football.

He, therefore, urged the clubs to standardise their facilities to be television-friendly.