Nigeria Professional Football League LMC partners FIRS to relaunch NPFL-VAT Wonder Goals

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The LMC had introduced the Wonder Goal series to build an affinity between players, their clubs and their host communities.

Presentation of Wonder Goal Award to one of the NPFL pleayers play

Presentation of Wonder Goal Award to one of the NPFL pleayers

(League Management Company)
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The League Management Company (LMC), in partnership with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), has resuscitated the Wonder Goal series ahead of the second round of matches in the Nigeria Professional Football League (2016/2017) season.

Recently, the FIRS was offered the NPFL platform to engage the football community towards sensitising them on the benefits of paying taxes and other government charges such as the Value Added Tax (VAT).

The LMC had introduced the Wonder Goal series to build an affinity between players, their clubs and their host communities.

Based on this partnership, the perimeter boards at all NPFL match venues have been adopted as tax education platforms.

FIRS-LMC NPFL Wonder Goals play

FIRS-LMC NPFL Wonder Goals

(CheapGoals)

Shehu Dikko, Chairman of LMC remarked that the scheme will now be known as “VAT Wonder Goal”, and would also serve as a tool for educating the football community on the importance of paying VAT.

“Amongst other objectives is to create an engagement channel between the clubs and their immediate communities through charity work by players who win the award,” Dikko said.

Dikko also announced that the prize money has been increased by fifty percent from N100,000 to N150,000 out of which the player will invest N75,000 on the selected charity with the community the club is domicile.

Information about the scheme revealed that the video of goals scored during a specific match day will be uploaded on the NPFL website, Facebook and Youtube account for fans to vote the most exciting and intelligently executed goal.

The player whose goal attracts the highest number of votes wins the award and will be presented monetary reward, 50% of which is to be invested in a charity of the player's choice within the city the club is located.