NANPF, rejecte calls for age restriction over players.

National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers, NANPF, has rejected calls for age restriction to be imposed on players in the Nationwide League.

Its Secretary, Austin Popo, made the statement based on the remarks made by the duo of the first and second Vice Presidents of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko.

The duo had suggested that there was need to restrict the age of players in the Nationwide League to below twenty years if the clubs were to serve as feeders to the elite professional clubs.
Speaking at the final of this year’s edition of Bet9ja Nationwide League Super 8 competition, Popo has faulted the suggestion, saying the Nationwide League clubs are community and grassroots based but are not necessarily supposed to be amateur or youth clubs.

Both top operatives of the NFF said they would raise the motion at the board meeting of the NFF, indicating that they have discussed the move with their colleagues.

Popo contended that the Nationwide clubs could serve as an exit window for professional footballers and imposing age restrictions would remove the opportunity of continued

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Published by: OJOBORUN TOSIN JOSEPH

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