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El-Kanemi Warriors toy with relegation

12 October 2015, 18:12

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.

Also read: Emeteole says El Kanemi were clinical

One of El-Kanemi Warriors player spoke to News24 on condition of anonymity stated that the players will be ignored once the season ends.

"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 be paid."

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.

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