Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC),Shehu Dikko has exposed a potential loophole which players of the Nigeria Profesional League can explore and walk away when they are owed.
While speaking on Liberty Radio Saturday show Sportspack, Dikko revealed a rule in the league governing statute that permits players to dump their team if their entitlements are not paid within a particular period.
“Our players need to know the rules governing the league they are playing in as that will help them in fighting for what is due to them” He told Liberty Radio
“For instance if a player is owed salaries all he has to do is to write to the team, giving them a 14 days ultimatum after which if they don’t pay. He can leave for free, it’s as simple as that”.
Dikko also urged club administrators to treat players welfare as a matter of urgency as without the players they won’t be there as administrators.
Furthermore,he urged them to try and be self sustainable as that is the only way they can properly run their clubs with the funds they are able to generate without needing government’s backing.