Nigerian League Clubs to Earn from Fans Turnout at Match Venues

The League Management Company (LMC) is set to introduce financial reward for clubs with the most fans turnout for league matches.

LMC chairman Nduka Irabor has also hinted that the 2014/15 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season will kick off on March 7, 2015.

Irabor, speaking in Lagos, revealed that the LMC will introduce another lucrative initiative in form of rewards for fans turnout for league matches in the forthcoming campaign.

Akwa United Supporters Club During a League Match. Image: LMC.
Akwa United Supporters Club During a League Match. Image: LMC.

“We are introducing next season a reward or benefit award like we have done with points accumulated,” Irabor disclosed.

Kano Pillars got N15m for finishing top of the NPFL, while relegated Nembe City got N1.5m for finishing rock-bottom in the table this season.

The league boss further explained the yardstick for distribution of points, saying only teams with over 3000 crowd are eligible.

“Next year we are going to introduce ability to bring fans into the stadium, as a condition for distributing money.

“And we are going to give points according to the fans you bring with 3000 the bench mark. Anything under 3000 you don’t get a point and as you progress the point increases.

“At the end of the season we tally the points and reward the clubs.”