Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) board member and Lobi Stars vice chairman/CEO, Dominic Iorfa has said he is optimistic the newly inaugurated NPFL board will transform the domestic league.
On Wednesday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau inaugurated the new NPFL board headed by Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye in Abuja alongside other board members which includes, Ex-players and prominent football administrators in Nigeria.
The inauguration event was witnessed by the Edo State Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Comrade Philip Shaibu, and members of the NFF Secretariat.
“I want to appreciate the honour to serve the country as one of the board members of the NPFL, this is a special appreciation to my colleagues in the Clubs Owners Association for trusting me to represent them and also to contribute to the growth of our football at this precious period.
“Our domestic league has encountered setbacks in the previous years and it is time for stability and growth. We have to come together as a football family and work hard to transform our domestic league. The bedrock of any successful Football Association in the world is the league and we have accepted the challenge from the NFF President to reform the NPFL.
“The league gave ex-players like me the opportunity to stardom and we must not neglect the league and our football heritage. We need to bring glamour back to the league, we need to make it competitive and reform the league. The NFF President spoke about Club Licensing, which will guide the new board on reforms that will transform our domestic league. I am optimistic the NPFL board will deliver on the mandate given to us. We need the support of the ecosystem and we will work hard to take our League to the top level,” said Iorfa.