By Ikenna Okonkwo
Association of Club Owners and managers of Nigeria National League, NNL have sent a strong message to the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF warning that none of their clubs will be involved in 2015/2016 league season if election of NNL Board fell to take place.
The NNL Club owners who took the position after their meeting in Abuja maintained that only those duly endorsed by the clubs and from the existing Board Members and existing Board of Directors of NNL, registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, will be eligible to contest the elections into the Board of the league.
In a communiqué issued at the end of their meeting, the club owners also submitted “That all the members are to go and study the various recommendations of governance structure put forward and submit their opinions and recommendations for a choice of one acceptable structure that will be presented to the Ad-hoc Committee for processing.
“Also passed an implicit vote of confidence on the leadership of the NFF for the way they have handled the administration of football in the country thus far.
“The meeting also urged the NFF to put all machineries in motion to ensure that all the Nigeria National Teams qualify for all their major tournaments, especially the Super Eagles and the Super Falcons and wished them luck.
“That the meeting also unanimously elected an interim Executive Board of the Club Owners and Managers Association pending elections into the Board of the NNL.
Abdul Sule, chairman of Kogi United was elected as chairman of the association while Victor Nwakama of Abia Comets FC emerged as Vice chairman just as Layi Adesiyan of Prime FC was made the general secretary.