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Nigerian Football League to begin drug tests for players

Chairman of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) board, Gbenga Elegbeleye, says random tests would now be conducted on players to curb possible existence of drug abuse in the league.

The NPFL board, according to Elegbeleye has already acquired testing kits from the United Kingdom.

“We are committed to joining the NFF, CAF, FIFA and the global campaign for eradication of illicit substance use in sports and this will commence soon with random tests of our players,” Elegbeleye told NPFL media.

“We are poised to arrest and stamp out illicit drugs use in the league where it exists and we plan to collaborate with relevant government agencies to launch an enlightenment campaign which will include displays on our matchday stadium boards and media channels.”

The 2023/24 season started last weekend with eight matches across different centres.

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