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NPFL U-17 Youth League created to revolutionalize Nigerian Football, says NPFL Captain, Elegbeleye

Posted : 02 March 2024

The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has revealed that the major reason for making inroads into the NPFL Youth League is to have a pool of players that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) can consider for international youth tournaments.

Elegbeleye made the assertion at the maiden edition of NPFL Youth League Playoff in Benin City.

The NFF 2nd Vice-Chairman and NPFL Chairman, Gbenga Elegbeleye, also said the league body has picked some former Super Eagles players whose recommendation would be relied upon to assemble a solid structure for the junior national teams.

"Nigeria has an enviable record of winning the U-16 World Cup on five occasions. However, we couldn't even qualify from Africa the last time the competition was held due to our lack of planning.

``Now that we know that without good planning, you can't get results, we decided to come up with the idea of the NPFL Youth League exclusively for players in the elite league.

``With that, we hope to have a pool of talented players where NFF can pick for the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations or FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

He insisted that the NPFL should be the main focus of such players.

Four former Nigeria international players were unveiled as brand ambassadors.

They are the current Super Eagles coordinator, Patrick Paschal; Nigeria's third-highest scorer of all time, Yakubu Aiyegbeni; Seyi Olofinjana, a chemical engineer, and NFF technical director, Augustine Eguavoen.


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