League Management Company (LMC) chairman of the Nigerian Premier League, Nduka Irabor, has reiterated the payment of N150,000 as minimum wage to players of the Glo league, and has mandated six points and six goals deduction as penalty for clubs who defy the rules.
He also sited the retention of annual 15million naira revenue allocated to respective clubs as part of punishment for defaulters.
“They have up to Tuesday to do registration and they say they’re not paying one hundred and fifty thousand Naira per player, we will ask questions, but nobody is going to get away with it,” Irabor said.
“It is mandatory, a six points, six goals
punishment awaits clubs that fails to meet these conditions. The clubs are supposed to earn some revenue, we might decide to withhold the revenue and impose further levies on clubs that are unable to do it.
“We have to be financially solvent otherwise you just end up a season owing players from whom there is expectation of protection of their welfare by the League managers.
“If you’re unable to pay your players, why should I pay you your fifteen million Naira income when you’re already saying to me that you’re not going to be able to pay your players, so we might just withhold revenue
coming to some of the clubs.”