Lagos - A new bonus/incentive structure has been set for implementation by the League Management Company.
The new season includes payment of N500 000 to any club that wins away from home while an away draw will earn the visiting club N200 000. This represents 100% increase from the N250 000 and N100 000 paid respectively for the same results last season.
The financial incentives also include the payment of N250 000 to a club whose home fixture is attended by 5 000 fans and above while all the 20 clubs will receive a monthly stadium maintenance allowance of N200 000.
On youth football development, the LMC sought to encourage the clubs establish an enduring youth football culture any will give any club that lists three players of 18 years and below with one of them having a playing time of up to 15 minutes will earn N100 000 while when any of the three players is fielded for at least 45 minutes, the club will earn N200 000.
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Already, the regulation allows each club to register five youth players in their squad in addition to the regular 35 allowed. Such players are to wear jerseys number 36-40 to clearly indicate that they are youth players.
The LMC has also expanded the sponsorship pool by organizing them in catgegorie that will permit multi-level sponsorships that will be classified as Elite Sponsors, Official Partners, Official Supporters, Official Suppliers as well as initiating and implementing a robust merchandising program.
LMC will also be acquiring from FIFA, the software for the Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS) that will lead to the introduction of a central transfer accounting clearing system to ensure the operation of a robust and transparent transfer of players within the NPFL.
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