Head of Operations of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), Prince Davidson Owumi, has revealed why the Interim Management Committee opted for Select ball as official match balls for the league.
Kaduna-based Markana Management are the official partners of NPFL and supplier of the Select match balls for the 2022/2023 season, after sealing a deal with the IMC.
Akwa United, Bendel Insurance and 18 other NPFL clubs received 24 official Select match balls each, with the presentation done at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium (Nest of champions) Uyo, the venue of the 2023 NPFL Abridged League opening season game.
Owumi: “It’s good to have Markana Management as one of our partners.
The choice of Select match balls design is unique for the NPFL, as all 20 clubs now have same kind of branded balls, which is good publicity for our domestic league.
” The next stage is the branding of these balls. We plan to domesticate then to suit our product.”
The Select match design features black and Navy Blue colour and cool graphic outlines to make it pop from the white ball.
Meanwhile, Ekene Adams, Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Markana Management expressed his delight after he said: “This is a step in the right direction for the NPFL and the many good plans the Interim Management Company (IMC) has for the league.
“We are trying to do something new and positive with the NPFL. Markana Management has a long-term plan for the development of the domestic league in Nigeria by including all the Under 17 teams of all the clubs.
“We are discussing developmental projects with the office of the Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as well.”