Nigeria National League, NNL has expressed readiness to implement the decision of its Executive Board which stipulated severe sanctions for clubs that defaultin the payment of all monies owed the league body.
NNL Secretary, Lawrence Katken who spoke in Abuja reminded clubs who are indebted to the league to offset their debt on or before July 21or face extinction.
The current league which has been on break would resume again by July 25.
According to him, “all clubs that are yet to complete the payment of the NNL match balls should do so on the specific date or forget participating in the second phase of the league. We intend to use the money procure the match balls to be used in the second stanza of the league. Erring clubs will risk forfeiting their points to their opponents.
Meanwhile, most of the NNL participating clubs have intensified their training regime in other to post good results in the remaining matches of the season.
Some of the clubs have used the mid-season break and opening of transfer window to shake-up their team composition by either pruning down the number of players for better management or recruiting fresh legs to beef-up their squad ahead of NNL resumption date.
Among the clubs that are very busy in the transfer market are Gateway Football Club, Ikorodu United FC, Remo Stars and Atiba United as well as others who are either chasing promotion tickets or battling hard to escape relegation at end of the season.
Gateway Fc, Akwa Starlets, Atiba United and Nembe City FC are in the bottom four of Division B2 while Bussdor FC, Remo Stars, Ekiti United and Go-Round FC are rooted bottom in Division B1.
In Division A1, Kogi United, Jigawa Golden Stars, Yobe Desert Stars and Spotlight are in danger of dropping off while in Division A2, Sokoto United, Mighty Jets, FRSC and ABS FC are leading from the rear of the ladder.
Top performers in the first phase are also working hard to maintain their status when the league resumes.
They include; Division A1 leaders-Plateau United and Supreme Court and Division A2 front runners- Niger Tornadoes and Gombe United FC.
Others are Division B1 and B2 leaders- Crown FC, Ikorodu United, MFM and J.Atete FC.


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