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LMC to punish FC Taraba over non- payment of players’ monies

03 August 2015, 14:06

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.

Also read: ‘Low morale causes Taraba FC poor form’

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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