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NNL new season kicks off May 2

16 April 2015, 19:31

Lagos - The Executive Board of the Nigerian National League (NNL) and Clubs Chairmen rose from their Annual Congress in Abuja with the resolution to kick start the new season on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

In a Ten Point communiqué released after the congress at the prestigious Ajuji Hotel in Gudu District, Abuja, the house unanimously expressed its appreciation to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for its support to the successful hosting of the 2014 Annual Congress of the League and pledged loyalty to leadership of the NFF.

Congress also appreciated the contribution received from the League Management Company (LMC) towards the payment of indemnities of clubs while looking forward to a better working relationship in the new season.

Also read: NNL draws for 2014/2015 league season hold April 15

After review of the current situation of things, Congress endorsed a new kick-off date for the 2014/2015 league season from April 18 to May 2, 2015.

The meeting approved the abridged League system for the 2014/2015 league season as against the traditional format and mandated the NNL Board to approach the NFF for the release of substantial part of the Glo funds due to it to enable the NNL pay match indemnities, and unanimously opposed the readmission of any team sponsored by Zamfara state government because of the existing five year ban on it arising from Zamfara United FC’s infamous withdrawal from the 2013/2014 season.

Congress gave Ranch Bees FC one week to withdraw the court case instituted against the NFF and NNL or face sanctions, as it passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of the Board of the NNL led by Emeka Inyama. It also welcomed the new partnership with NTA Sports 24 for the proposed coverage of the league matches in the new season.

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