Lagos - The League Management Company (LMC) has formally
charged FC Taraba for failing to meet its financial obligations to its players
and has in line with the provision of the relevant rules ordered the club to
pay all amounts due within 60 days.
FC Taraba players have been owed salaries for several months
and the LMC in wielding the stick citing Article B9. 45 which made it mandatory
for terms of contract between a club and a player to be strictly adhered to.
It further stipulates that where a club fails to pay
remuneration or entitlements due to players for a period of more than sixty
days, such club shall be liable to deduction of six points and a further three
points for every 30 days for which the amount due remains unpaid.
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This will be the second time this season the LMC will move
to exercise Summary Jurisdiction in a case of failure to meet financial
obligation as a similar notice of summary jurisdiction was issued Dolphins of
Port Harcourt before the mid-season break.
In a communication to FC Taraba from the LMC Chief Operating
Officer, Salihu Abubakar, the club was notified that it must within 60 days
from the date of the notice (July 30th) remedy the breach, failure which the
LMC Board will exercise Summary Jurisdiction to commence the deduction of the
initial six points.
This provision in the Nigeria Professional Football League
(NPFL) 2014/15 Rules and Framework is the mechanism to ensure that Clubs met
their obligations to players with emphasis on remunerations.
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