GTI Group Celebrates Resurgence of Fan Support in NPFL Matches

The GTI Group, a renowned financial investment banking firm and strategic partner to the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), has expressed its delight at the significant increase in fan attendance during NPFL matches across the country.

This surge in spectator turnout during the ongoing 2023/2024 football season has brought renewed optimism to the league and its stakeholders.

Andrew Ekejiuba, GTI’s Head of Media and Publicity, highlighted the positive impact of this development on the NPFL. He emphasized that the growing presence of fans in major cities like Kano, Gombe, Jos, Akure, Enugu, Aba, Ibadan, and Lagos, where several NPFL clubs are based, signifies a promising shift in the league’s dynamics.

“This resurgence in fan support reaffirms our belief that the strategic efforts of GTI, in collaboration with the NPFL Board led by Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye, are beginning to yield fruits,” stated Ekejiuba. “The combination of quality football on display in the NPFL and the increasing followership at match venues is rekindling the spirit of the league’s past glory days.”

While celebrating the return of fans to NPFL stadiums, Ekejiuba also stressed the importance of effective crowd management. He urged NPFL club managers to adopt proactive measures to ensure that the gains made with the increased fan attendance are sustained.

“For the NPFL to thrive, it requires the collective efforts of all stakeholders working towards its development,” noted Ekejiuba. “As the league transitions from a stage of low spectator turnout to one of massive fan presence, it is crucial that club managers prioritize crowd control. This will help maintain the positive momentum and enhance the overall fan experience.”

In conclusion, Ekejiuba emphasized the need for professionalism and responsiveness from NPFL club managers in managing both their teams and fans during league matches. He expressed confidence that with concerted efforts, the NPFL will continue to grow and attract more sponsors, further solidifying its position as one of Africa’s premier football leagues.