Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), disclosed that the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) Television is expected to generate at least N18 billion in revenue annually.
The astute football administrator hinted the federation is working on growing the Nigerian league as an economic driver for Nigerian economy.
Pinnick disclosed this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme, where he urged Nigerians to support the local league.
“The NPFL TV has come to stay and we are very excited about it. We are projecting about N18 billion that we will be making from it every year. It is free-to-air at the moment but we are looking at a subscription fee of N1,500. With that, you can sit in the comfort of your home and watch the NPFL games.
“It is going to have a huge impact on the economy because we are looking at an economy beyond oil, beyond other areas.
“Why can’t we do what they do abroad? We appeal to Nigerians to give us the support. Our traducers come and join us. Let us build this together.”
He added, “36,000 people in the UK subscribed to watching the league on their tabs.
“People should understand that we want to minimise mistakes and that is why it took this long for the league to start. We are growing the league to make it an integral part of our economy and we will make it better.”
The 2020/21 season of the NPFL started last weekend after a 9-month break due to increased COVID-19 infection cases.