Chairman of the Nigeria National League (NNL), High Chief Emeka Inyama has wished all football clubs participating in the 2013/2014 football season a Happy New Year and promised a hitch-free competition ahead of the commencement of the second tier league on January 25 across Nigeria.
Speaking on arrival in Abuja yesterday after the yuletide holidays, Inyama welcomed all the NNL clubs back from the long vacation, saying that it is gratifying to note that there was no sad incident involving any of the stakeholders.
The NNL boss gave God the glory for the lives of all mankind.
He also expressed his deep appreciation for the cooperation NNL leadership received from all the clubs last season and therefore pleaded that the statuesque be maintained this new season.
Inyama however reminded all the participating clubs in the League to complete their registration formalities before the kick-off date of January 25, pointing out that there will not be any postponement of the league after the date was confirmed by the NNL Annual Clubs Congress (ACC) on December 5, 2013 in Abuja.
The Congress had also directed clubs participating in the League to complete the mandatory incorporation as a limited liability company..
The Congress had set March 2014 as the deadline for all clubs to incorporate their team as a Limited Liability Company (Ltd) as demanded by the NNL leadership in line with the international best practices.
According to the NNL, clubs are required to show proof of certificate of incorporation on or before March 2014 or risk being kicked out of the National League mid-season.
However, the Chief Executive of Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) Football Club of Ilorin, Alloy Chukwuemeka has assured that his club will meet the deadline set by NNL, saying that the team has already put in motion the process to complete its own incorporation before deadline.
‘’I assure you that most of the clubs will beat the deadline just as ABS will be among the first clubs to complete its incorporation before the date set by NNL at the Congress’’, Chukwuemeka stated.