KADUNA – Vincent Akinbami, the Co-ordinator, Forum for Better Organised Nigerian League, on Friday in Kaduna advised officials to take appropriate measures to meet global standards in running professional football clubsides.
The Forum Co-ordinator, who is also the Media Officer of Ranchers Bees FC of Kaduna, said this would make for the league to move forward and attract huge sponsorship.
“We talk so much about our clubs being run professionally, but we tend to think we can get it right without regulations and ensuring clubs adhere to such regulations.
“We are faced with so many government-owned clubs who are not ready to do things professionally, and even the privately-owned clubs too are not doing anything close to being run professionally.
He welcomed the November 2014 date set by the LMC for the issuance of licences to clubs which meet the criteria to participate in the league.
“The club licensing is a welcome idea, but everything depends on how the league boards prepare the clubs ahead of that date.
“For example, November is around the corner, but how many of these clubs can boast of working towards the five requirements?’’ the Forum Co-ordinator said.
The five requirements include the submission of the list of club’s board of directors, financial statement, and tax clearance certificate.