Lagos - Giwa FC chairman Chris Giwa has challenged the
League Management Company (LMC) to deduct six points each from Warri Wolves and
El-Kanemi Warriors, following their failure to pay their players for over a
period of sixty (60) days, which is in contravention to the LMC framework and
Article B9.45 of the 2015 framework and rulebook of the LMC
states: “The terms of a contract between a Club and a Player shall be strictly
adhered to and where a club fails to pay remuneration or entitlements due to
players for a period of more than sixty (60) days, such Club shall be liable to
a deduction of a maximum of six (6) points and a further deduction of three (3)
points for every further thirty (30) days for which the remuneration or
entitlement remains unpaid.”
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Warri Wolves and El-Kanemi, who finished 2nd and 13th with
66 and 49 points respectively in the just ended 2015 Nigeria Professional
Football League season, were both threatened by the LMC during the course of
the last season after they failed to meet with the provisions of article B9.45
of the rule book, but the threats were not carried out, as the points
deductions were not carried out.
Speaking on Thursday after presenting his case before the
Organizing and Disciplinary (O&D) Committee of the Nigeria Football
Federation, Giwa remained adamant the rules must be applied to both clubs.
“We are waiting for them (O&D) to hear what they will
say,” Chris Giwa told News24 in reference to the points deduction claim.
“It is not an issue of me just wanting them to deduct those
points, but LMC is an organization and if they make laws and don’t implement
it, it will affect the organization tomorrow and that is my own point,” Giwa
It however remains to be seen how the LMC will react to the
issue, but six points deductions from Wolves and El-Kanemi means they will
finish 7th and 17th respectively with 60 and 43 points respectively.For
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