By Gracious Akujobi Club Owners of the Nigeria GLO Premier League have called on the Minister of Sports and Chairman National Sports Commission (NSC), Tammy Danagogo to prevail on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to dissolve the current League Management Company (LMC) and conduct election into the Board of the NPL..
The body made the demand on Tuesday in Abuja, during a courtesy call on the Minister. They also demanded the designation of one of their members as second Vice President of NFF.
Acting chairman of the body and chairman, Nasarawa Football club, Issac Danladi, who made the presented their requests, added that the authorization of LMC as a private company in charge managing Nigeria League contravenes FIFA rules.
The Club Owners also used the occasion to congratulate the Minister on his appointment, saying the ongoing crises which made FIFA to suspend Nigeria temporarily necessitated the meeting.
“Lack of respect on FIFA rules and statutes have caused serious disruption in the way our football has been managed over the years.
“Today as a result of various disruptions, the present NFF Board doesn’t have second Vice President who comes among club owners rather a private company is managing the league which is not in line with FIFA recognized body”
“Our clubs have not been allowed to set up an electoral body to elect the league board that will manage the league” Danladi outlined.
Responding, the Minister assured the club owners that all issues raised will be addressed.
His words, “I will personally ensure that the interest of Club Owners is represented at all time in any decision that will be taken at all times.
“If we don’t have peaceful and harmonious relationship between the National Sports Commission, Federations which NFF is one of them and the clubs I don’t see how our football will move forward”.