The League Management Company LMC in furtherance to the recent circular from CAF, has warned that only clubs that met the club licensing requirements would be allowed to participate in next season NPFL League.
Arising from a marathon meeting of the LMC and the Executive members of the Club Owners held on Wednesday in Abuja, the League body gave the order following a near- sealed potential massive partnership/sponsorship deals which would herald the next season League.
The meeting which was led by the CEO of the LMC Davidson Owumi and the COO Salihu Abubakar charged the Clubs to shun any act that could bring the League to disrepute in the remaining four league matches in the ongoing season, restating the earlier circular sent to Clubs on point deduction for any breach of the NPFL rules and framework.
“The four remaining fixtures shall be given special monitoring to avoid any act that can bring the game to disrepute, all hands must be on deck to have a successful season to herald the new bumper package for next season ” Owumi said.
The meeting referred to the recent CAF notice to Clubs on Licensing and urged the NPFL Clubs to adhere strictly on some basic criteria which must be met ahead of the upcoming season which include Legal foundation, Infrastructure, Administrative structure, Youth Development and financial viability amongst others.
The meeting noted that LMC chairman, Shehu Dikko is a ranking member of the CAF organizing commitee for inter clubs competitions and management of clubs licensing system thus the absolute need for NPFL clubs to lead by example.
The LMC management further held a closed door meeting with all the compliance officers of the LMC on the four remaining League games and plans ahead of the next season. Others Stakeholders who were at the meeting include the chairman of the Club Owners Association of Nigeria and Nasarawa United FC boss Chief Barr. Isaac Danladi, Executive Secretary of the Club Owners Association of Nigeria Chief Alloy Chukwuemeka and other compliance officers of the LMC.