Abuja – Ayo Abdulrahaman, the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), on Tuesday said clubs in the league have proposed some changes and tougher sanctions towards strengthening the competition.
“Representatives of clubs participating in the Premier and Pro cadres of the NWFL have proposed tougher sanctions for teams withdrawing from the league during the season.
“They made the proposal at different interactive sessions in Benin City and Lokoja recently,’’ Abdulrahaman said in Abuja.
He said the club representatives at the sessions viewed strongly the penchant of some clubs to throw the League into confusion by withdrawing midstream.
“The same goes for some other clubs which are in the habit of non-challantly failing to honour matches.’’
Abdulrahaman said the sessions in Benin City and Lokoja were held as sensitisation programmes on proposed rules and players’ contracts.
“In Benin City, the club representatives canvassed that each club should make a deposit of N1 million to the NWFL as a measure against withdrawal of clubs during the season.
“They also proposed that clubs which failed to honour a match should be fined the sum of N500,000, while the match should be rescheduled.
“They also wanted that a defaulting club should also bear the cost of organisation of the rescheduled match to the home team before the new date,’’ he said.
The NWFL executive secretary further reported that the club representatives in Lokoja agreed that participating clubs should write a letter of undertaking.
“The letter should be that they would honour their league matches throughout the season.
“They also resolved that any club that fails to honour a match during the Premier League season should be fined the sum of N500,000.
“The club representatives also proposed that a club in the Pro division which fails to honour a match should be made to pay the sum of N250,000,’’ he said.
Abdulrahaman however pointed out that these were proposals which would be considered in a matter of days by the league stakeholders for approval before the competition’stougher.(NAN)