It started as a quiet agitation. Today, the Nigerian league has blossomed into a somewhat unimaginable proportion. From the modest number of eight pioneering club sides in 1972, all featuring in a single division, the league has grown in stature and importance. Parading One Hundred and Three (103) club sides of Three Thousand Five Hundred and Three (3,503) players in the 1995 season, the national league, one of the busiest in Africa and a veritable source of talent for the European scene, ensured mass movement and participation, as teams engaged in power struggle. Notwithstanding the great milestones attained in the league so far, one endemic malady prevails. The malady of professionalism in the all round contractual relationship between contracting parties in this case between the Club Management and Football Player. The methods adopted by parties who wish to establish contractual relationship in the League does not in any way guarantee equality and freedom especially on the side of the Football Player. This articles exposes these challenges and proffers practical solutions which if followed, will salvage the league from unprofessional practices. Click here to see the full article.