The League Management Company (LMC) have made a six points deduction from El-Kanemi Warriors’ tally for the season in its bid to secure the welfare of players in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) outfit.
The decision on El-Kanemi Warriors was conveyed to the club in a letter dated October 7 and warned that if there was no proof of compliance after October 27, the club will be immediately deducted six points having failed to meet an earlier 60 days notice of Summary Jurisdiction.
It explained that the decision was sequel to notice of Summary Jurisdiction (Form 16) issued the club on August 5 wherein El-Kanemi Warriors was given a period of 60 days to remedy the breach.
While the 60 days notice lasted, the LMC had also written to El-Kanemi demanding full details of the club’s financial position as provided in the Rulebook whose response was not satisfactory. A notice of reminder of expiry of the deadline was also sent to the club which formed the basis for the decision to deduct six points from the club’s total points.
The notice as signed by the LMC the Chief Operating Officer of the Salihu Abubakar read;
“You are hereby notified of the decision of the League Management Company in respect of breach by El-Kanemi Warriors of Article B9.45 of the Framework and Rules of the Nigeria Professional Football League, that is, failure to pay financial entitlements of the players of the club for a period of more than 60 days”.
El-Kanemi Warriors have now been handed a 14-working days ultimatum to pay all outstanding financial entitlement of players and officials failing which the automatic points’ deduction will automatically apply.
LMC further reminded El-Kanemi Warriors that further breaches of the regulation will be treated in line with the provisions of the rules.