NFF Gives Nembe, Giwa Conditions For NPL Return

The Emergency Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF on Monday heard the appeals of both Giwa FC and Nembe City FC, regarding their non-registration for the 2013/2014 NPFL season, and handed out conditions for the return of both Clubs into the League.
The meeting of the Committee, which held at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja and also involved top officials of the League Management Company and representatives of the two Clubs, resolved that both teams must, within the next seven (7) days, fulfill the following conditions for
re-admission into the Nigeria Professional Football League:
.Present a letter of allegiance to the LMC in accordance with the approved format,
.Present a Stadium to be inspected and approved by the LMC,
.Provide a detailed medical profile of all players in the two teams, in line with the approved medical forms,
.Discontinue all matters and litigations in court.
“Failure to fulfill these conditions automatically bars both teams from the 2013/2014 Nigeria Professional Football League season,” stated the NFF communique.
The Emergency Committee also ruled that the two Clubs must meet with other general requirements for registration for the 2013/2014 Nigeria Professional Football League season on or before 24th June, 2014, failure of which the Clubs will be subjected to penalty of deduction
of nine (9) points.
Chief Operating Officer of the LMC, Mallam Salihu Abubakar was at the meeting with Mr. Shehu Dikko and Barrister Samson Ebomhe, while Nembe City was represented by Kate Johnson, and Hon. Samson Adamu represented Giwa FC.
Hon. Sunday Longbap, Chairman of the Plateau State Football Association, presented evidence that the court case instituted by business associates of Giwa FC had been discontinued as
of Monday, 24th March, 2014.
The Committee also ruled that henceforth, any Club that goes to court either by themselves or by proxy shall be made to defray the total cost of the matter before their appeal can be considered.
Consequent upon meeting the four mandatory conditions, the LMC is directed to admit Giwa FC and Nembe City FC into the NPFL season commencing from their fixtures in Week Four.

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