NNL Board Excited by Clubs’ Complaince With Registration Deadline

The 2013/2014 Nigeria National League (NNL) has seen 32 participating clubs in the race against time to complete their registration formalities to avoid sanctions with just few days to the kick-off.nnl

The new professional league season will commence on Saturday, January 25 with all the 32 clubs going into the race this weekend with the goal of finishing in the first four positions that will gain promotion to the lucrative Premier League in 2014/2015 season.

But they have to complete their registration formalities to be able to take part in the competition hence the last minute rush to comply with the NNL demands.

Also, many clubs have complied with the order of the NNL Board that all football clubs should as a matter of necessity are incorporated as a Limited Liability Company (Ltd.).

According to NNL Secretary, Lawrence Katken, many clubs taking part in the 2013/2014 football season have come forward to return their completed registration documents to ensure that they will be participating in the league.

“We have seen many clubs come forward to complete their registration formalities. We are encouraged by the large turnout of clubs that have returned the completed forms. We are ready to go hence we appeal to those yet to do the needful to make haste while the sun shines”, Katken said.

The NNL scribe also reminded clubs who are yet to pay and collect the branded Official Match-balls to do so or face sanction. He said the league board will take action against clubs that have not paid for their consignment.

Among the clubs that have complied with the directive are ABS and Kwara United of Ilorin; Spotlight FC of Katsina; Pleatue Utd; Supreme Court FC of Abuja and First Bank FC of Lagos as well as Kogi Utd; COD of Lagos and Gateway FC of Abeokuta.

Meanwhile, only a handful of the clubs are yet to complete the incorporation of the football outfits as Limited Liability Company (Ltd) with Ilorin-based ABS; Spotlight, Mighty Jets and 3SC being the exception.

Although the NNL board had at the last Annual Club Congress given March 2014 as the deadline for the incorporation of all clubs, not many have complied with the directive.

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