The Nigerian Football Federation(NFF) on Monday readmitted Giwa and Nembe City Football Club into the Nigerian Professional League(NPL) after satisfying the NFF’s emergency committee that they have withdrawn all pending cases in court as at Monday March 24, 2014.
The affected clubs also met other requirements which include presentation of a letter of allegiance to the League Management Committee (LMC) in accordance with the approved format, a stadium to be inspected and approved by the LMC, a detailed medical profile of all players in the two teams, in line with the approved medical forms among others.
They agreed with the NFF that henceforth, any club that goes to court either by themselves or by proxy shall be made to defray the total cost of the matter before their appeal can be considered.
“In the same vein, the committee has categorically 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. Association includes appearance at their match venues and taking part in football activities on their behalf”, NFF Assistant Director Communication, Mr. Ademola Olajire said in a statement.
The admission commences with their fixtures in Week Four,
Present at the meeting were Barrister Chris Green (Acting Chairman), Alhaji Muazu Suleyman (Member); Hon. Suleyman Yahaya-Kwande (Member); Alhaji Yusuf Ahmed Fresh (Member); Alhaji Ahmad Muazu Kawu (Member) and; Barrister Musa Amadu (Secretary).