The League Management Company (LMC) has said it will not register clubs indebted to their players and coaches for the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Season.
Salihu Abubakar, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of LMC, told reporters yesterday in Abuja that the defaulting clubs would not be registered until they demonstrate clean bill of health.
To this end, LMC has given all clubs up to February 10 to settle all backlogs of entitlements of players and coaches arising from the 2014/2015 season.
He explained that LMC has the mandate of the Nigeria Football Federation to ensure that a club with liabilities doesn’t participate in the new season.
“We have received a letter signed by the General Secretary himself,” Mr. Abubakar said. “It’s the NFF position which tallies with our position because the players are the main actors in this game and if we don’t take care of their welfare, the whole game will crash.
“So, we are serious about it; we have a list of eight clubs that was sent to us by the NFF and between now and when we finish registration, if they don’t pay up, they will not be registered.