The Nigeria National League has issued a warning to clubs in the Bet9ja NNL to ensure all matches in the last rounds of the 2016/17 league season are honored.
With few rounds of matches left to conclude the ongoing NNL season, some teams have complained about financial constraints in meeting up with their obligations, leading to the fear that crucial season ending league matches may not be honored by some clubs.
The management of the Bet9ja NNL in a media publication on the League’s official Facebook page has warned the League’s participating clubs of the heavy price to be paid for failing to honor league matches.
The publication quotes the League’s Chief Operating Officer Lawrence Katken as saying offending clubs will be visited with a mandatory five year ban, a N3,000,000.00 (Three million Naira) fine and other sanctions.
The NNL says being the ‘middle and Most Important League in the supply and development chain’ in the country standards must be maintained and all within its powers will be done to ensure the League and Clubs stay afloat.