Tenure Expiration: Club Owners Contends LMC Should Usher in a New Board

Chairmen of the 20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs and those of the four newly promoted clubs, on Wednesday, walked out on the League Management Company (LMC) led by Hon. Nduka Irabor during a meeting between the two in Abuja.

The club chairmen reportedly left the meeting, called for a review of the 2012/13 league season and to plan for a better upcoming one, because of their dissatisfaction with LMC’s intention to continue its reign as the body in charge of the Nigerian League after its one-year tenure has expired.

Speaking after the meeting, Chairman of the Club Owners association , Isaac Danladi, who expressed his profound gratitude to Hon. Irabor and other members of the league board for their efforts in the just concluded Glo Premier League season, insists they won’t be allowed to remain in their positions.

League Management Company.
League Management Company.

“The meeting emphasised on the expiration of tenure of the LMC in line with terms of reference given them by NFF,” Danladi said.

The group stressed the need for immediate organisation of fresh election to usher in a substantive league board in line with relevant statutes governing football globally.

“In other to avoid a vacuum, the outgoing LMC are to hand over to the secretariat of the league, who will liaise with present club owners executive pending the election of a substantive board.”

According to the club owners chairman, they have reviewed the out gone season and rated it average.

Insecurity, which often times culminates in violence at match venues, poor officiating as well as some administrative lapses are some of the flaws which ought to be tackled ahead of the forthcoming season, Danladi explains.


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