The League management Company (LMC) on Thursday said a delegation of the Spanish League Board would arrive in Nigeria on Monday for a bilateral meeting with it.
In a statement by Harry Iwuala, LMC’s Head of Special Projects, LMC said the visit of the La Liga delegation was to conclude discussions on collaboration between the two leagues.
The LMC organises the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Iwuala said the discussions between the Spanish League Board and LMC began during a similar visit by the LMC to Spain earlier this year.
“The LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko and the LMC Chief Executive Officer, Nduka Irabor, were in Madrid, Spain from Feb. 29 to March 1 for follow-up talks with the La Liga.
“The talks were initiated when both Leagues met at the Forum of World Leagues in Germany.’’
He said the La Liga delegation would be led by the league’s President, Javier Tebas, accompanied by International Advisor Melcior Solar and Head of La Liga South Africa, Antonia Barradas.
“Another official expected on the delegation is Fernando Sanz, the Head of La Liga Middle East office and who is in charge of African affairs.’’
Iwuala said the two league bodies were expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
“The MoU will be for a partnership which will cover exchange of knowledge, trainings for NPFL club coaches and administrators, La Liga and NPFL clubs’ exchanges, marketing, commercial, promotional activities and Youth Development,’’ he said.
The LMC official said the delegation which would arrive in Abuja on Monday would pay a courtesy visit to the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung.
“It will also visit the Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria and undertake a tour of the Abuja National Stadium.’’
The formal unveiling of the partnership between the NPFL and La Liga will hold on Tuesday.(NAN)