Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs and the League Management Company (LMC) on Friday agreed to “adopted the English Premier League model, style and structure” for next season.
Both parties also resolved that LMC staff will be trained to "increase capacity" building in the NPFL.
“The LMC and the club owners jointly adopted the English Premier League model, style and structure with the required amendments to suit its domestication in Nigeria, in the running of the Premier League (NPFL) from 2013/2014 season,” a communiqué from the meeting stated.
“The meeting recommends the absorption of the existing staff of the league in the new set-up in line with the vision of the LMC, with processes put in place for the training and re-training to increase capacity.”
The club owners commended the LMC for securing a TV rights contract with SuperSport which will run from 2015 to 2019.
The LMC and the club owners also discussed on the agreed standard revenue sharing formula for the NPFL as regards the TV rights deal.
“The meeting reiterated that the revenues generated from the LMC/SuperSport TV rights contract shall be distributed in line with the agreed standard revenue sharing structure of the NPFL,” the statement from both parties read.
However, the club owners and the LMC have resolved to continue with the reforms to help the NPFL become one of the top brands in the world.