Nigeria Premier League: LMC confirms March 7 kick-off date

Kano Pillars squad

The 2014/15 Glo Premier League season will be kicking off on Saturday March 7, 2015, the League Management Company, organisers of the League announced on Monday.

In this light, the LMC gave a registration deadline of February 20 for clubs to submit their licensing documents for the new season.

The documents expected to be submitted by the 20 clubs in the elite cadre include proof of no carried-over debts, financial guarantee and medical passport of players.

Salihu Abubakar, the LMC Chief Operating Officer, said the clubs have been told that mid-week fixtures will hold to accommodate the socio-political developments in the country.

“As part of the registration process for the new season, clubs are to mandatorily provide a quarterly Financial Performance Guarantee of N50m which is a condition for licensing to participate in the league. Clubs that are in a position to provide a one-off Performance Guarantee of N200m is also encouraged to do so,” Mr. Abubakar stated, adding that clubs must also provide the Financial Performance Guarantee on or before March 5.

The LMC further advised Clubs to note that they are only required to affirm the retention of old players while filling out the registration form for only the new players.

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“The LMC will register players for clubs only if there is satisfactory evidence of no indebtedness to the players carried over from last season. Clubs must therefore attach proof of meeting all financial obligations to their staff to be qualified to register new players,” Mr. Abubakar clarified.

The LMC also advised clubs to ensure that every player to be registered complete medical check-up adding that medical report should be filled out on the same old Medical Examination forms issued to player last season.

“Fresh medical certification must be provided for all players using same medical forms provided last season and these shall be attached to the registration materials being submitted by the clubs”, Mr. Abubakar noted.
Kano Pillars are the reigning champions of the Nigeria Premier League.

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