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NFF sets conditions for Nembe, Giwa FC's return

25 March 2014, 11:14

Abuja - The emergency committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has asked Nembe City FC and Giwa FC to fulfil four conditions within seven days before they could return to the Glo Nigerian Premier League.

The committee, which heard both clubs’ appeal at a meeting in Abuja on Monday, said the two clubs must fulfil the conditions before re-admission into the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Both clubs had appealed to the NFF regarding their non-registration for the 2013/2014 NPFL season.

It resolved, among other decisions, that both teams must within the next seven days, present a letter of allegiance to the LMC in accordance with the approved format.

The clubs are also to present a stadium to be inspected and approved by the LMC, and provide a detailed medical profile of all players in the two teams.

The NFF said this medical profile must be in line with the approved medical forms, while the clubs are also to discontinue all matters and litigation in court.

The committee, headed by NFF board member Chris Green as Acting Chairman, said the clubs’ failure to fulfil these conditions automatically bars both teams from the 2013/2014 NPFL season.

The committee also ruled that the two clubs must meet with other general requirements for registration for the 2013/2014 NPFL season on or before June 24.

“Failure to do this means the two clubs will be subjected to penalty of deduction of nine points,’’ the meeting’s communiqué stated.

It stated that “the LMC had been directed to admit Giwa FC and Nembe City FC into the NPFL season commencing from their fixtures in Week Four, upon meeting the four mandatory conditions’’.

The committee also ruled that, henceforth, any club which heads to the court, either by themselves or by proxy, shall be made to defray the total cost of the matter.

It said this would be done before their appeal could be considered.

In the same vein, the committee also warned Nembe City FC “to desist from further association with any banned person(s), or risk forfeiture of points or outright de-registration from the league’’.

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