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NANPH Set to Hold Congress in August






The Players Board of the Nigeria Players Union, the National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers, NANPF, is set to hold its Congress.


According to its Executive Secretary, Comrade Austin Popo on behalf of the Chairman, the congress would hold early next month, precisely on the first of August 2024, before the commencement of the 2024/2025 football season.

“The venue of the Congress will be made available as arrangements are concluded

“The Congress is composed by all the Club Captains in the NPFL, NNL NWFL and the Union states administrve secretaries and Directors. The Congress will amongst other business of the day ratify the statutes of the union as, amended in ensuring that the current players are placed in the heart of the union activities and decisions making process in tune with global best practices in ensuring the Union take its proper place in the scheme of things within the football ecosystem in Nigeria.

“The Congress will also discuss the process and modalities of the implementation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the players as represented by their Union and their Employers, Organisers and regulators of their trade. The Congress will also provide the unique opportunity for some of the Union potential Pension Fund Administrators and the NHIS to interact and engage the players on potential areas of partnership and collaboration on the establishment of the proposed Players contributory pension scheme and Health insurance scheme.

“The Congress will close with the Union Fund Raising Solidarity match that will feature members of the Congress.”


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