Lagos - Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club El
Kanemi may as well prepare for life in the lower league next season for reasons
outside of the pitch.
Already in their last phase of consideration by the NPFL
organizers, the League Management Company (LMC) after an initial 60 days grace
to the management of El-Kanemi Warriors to pay up entitlement owed their
players, have now been given a 14 working days ultimatum to pay, else six
points will be deducted.
The situation turned grey when El-Kanemi Warriors didn't
honour their NPFL week 33 tie on Sunday away to FC Ifeanyi Ubah in Nnewi, which
gave the home team an easy maximum point.
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One of El-Kanemi Warriors player spoke to News24 on
condition of anonymity stated that the players will be ignored once the season
"We don't have any more option at this point than to
act now. If the season ends the management of our club (El-Kanemi Warriors)
won't pay us. We had the same experience from last season where a percentage of
our sign-on fee is yet to be paid.
“This is the situation we've found ourselves; we are owed
eight months salary, yet to receive any part of our sign-on fee for this season
and a carry-over of 45% from last season and also seven match bonuses is yet to
El-Kanemi Warriors currently sit on the 13th position on the
NPFL log and if six points is deducted from their total points the Desert
Warriors will go down further to sixteenth position, just two points ahead of
the relegation zone.For
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