League Management Company, LMC to list NPFL clubs on NSE by october

The League Management Company (LMC), says eight Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs will be listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) between September and October 2017. Shehu Dikko, Chairman of the LMC, who made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the LMC was working hard…

Rising Spectatorship: LMC goes tough on Stadium Safety Requirements

The League Management Company (LMC) has shifted focus to ensuring strict compliance with safety measures at match venues against the backdrop of rising numbers in spectatorship at matches of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Over the past four seasons, the LMC has been working with clubs on strategies to win back fans to match…

LMC tasks NPFL clubs on crowd control

The League Management Company (LMC) has written to Nigeria Professional Football League clubs, to ensure strict compliance with safety measures at match venues. In a letter to the clubs, LMC Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar, tasked them to put up adequate security measures in their home games on match days alongside other related issues. “Attendance…

NPFL: Boboye, Ajiboye, Balogun apologize to LMC

Shooting Stars General Manager Rasheed Balogun, Plateau United manager Kennedy Boboye and goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye, have all sent written apologies to the League Management Company (LMC), for their recent misconduct. Balogun was involved in a touchline confrontation with Boboye, during a Match Day 12 fixture at the Lekan Salami Stadium. He was fined N200,000 while…

Misconduct! Kano Pillars coach Ikhana fined N200k by LMC

The League Management Company (LMC) of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has fined Kano Pillars coach Kadiri Ikhana the sum of Two hundred thousand naira (N200,000) for breaching the rules of the league. Ikhana, who has led his side to six wins, two draws and four defeats in 12 league games this season, failed…

EAGLE’S FRIENDLIES: Salisu explains why Rohr didn’t invite NPFL stars

Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, last week named a 25-man squad, consisting majorly of players plying their trade in Europe and excluding local talents of the Nigerian League, for the international friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London. A development that has attracted a lot of criticism in some quarters, including reports…

LMC pays part salaries of Sunshine Stars’ players, to debit club

In its measures to calm the players of Sunshine Stars who have threatened to pull out of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) due to a dispute over unpaid wages, the League Management Company (LMC) has paid 50 percent of the players’ salaries which would be deducted from money due the club from the LMC….

New rule forbids state govt, individuals from owning more than one club in NPFL

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has proposed to bar Holding Company, State governments and individuals from owning more than one club in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) or other leagues from the coming season. This was one of the resolutions at the NFF executive committee meeting that held at the Federation’s Secretariat in Abuja…

LMC fines Rangers, sanctions Lobi, Tornadoes

The League Management Company (LMC) has issued summary jurisdiction notices to Rangers International, Lobi Stars and Niger Tornadoes for various breaches they committed in the course of Match Day 1 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2016/17 season concluded last weekend. The charges, made available to journalists on Wednesday, were signed by Salihu Abubakar,…

LMC fines FC IfeanyiUbah N9million, deduct points after walkout in Kano

The League Management Company (LMC), has fined FC IfeanyiUbah N9million for walking out of their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game against Kano Pillars in Kano last Saturday. The Nnewi team abandoned the match in the second half, after they claimed their equalizer was wrongly ruled out by the referee. Not only have they been asked…

LMC working on match commissioners’ integrity – Kalli

Babagana Kalli, the Chairman, Match Commissioners’ Appointment Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, says the League Management Committee is working on the integrity of match commissioners as the new football season commences. Kalli told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Wednesday that the issue formed part of the ongoing 2017 Nigeria Football Federation…