Clubs get cash windfall from LMC

Clubs campaigning for the country in continental competitions will receive the sum of two million naira (about $10, 000.00) each from the League Management Company.

A statement from the office of the Chairman of the LMC disclosed that towards supporting the clubs and the two junior national teams that are billed to play in continental tournaments to excel in their respective competitions, the LMC would be remitting the sum of N2m to each of the teams as players’ bonus to facilitate their preparations and encourage the players give their best.

The LMC further urged the clubs to be good ambassadors and flag bearers of the ever-improving Nigeria Professional Football League.

Kano Pillars and Enyimba International are campaigning for the CAF Champions League cup while Dolphins and Warri Wolves are in the CAF Confederation Cup competition.

All the clubs are engaged in the first leg of the qualifying rounds this weekend.


The LMC therefore urged the teams to convert the gains of the pre-season Glo Premier League Super-4 tournament to excellent performance in their respective fixtures in the CAF Club competitions and African Championships.

“We wish our clubs and the two junior national teams well in their outings beginning this weekend and also offer our support to inspire the players to excellent performance building on the benefits of the Glo Premier League Super-4 which was organized to prepare them for the continental engagements,” the LMC said

All the four clubs representing the country participated in the Glo Premier League Super-4 Tournament in Abuja which also featured two junior national teams, the National U-23 team and the National U-20 team from Saturday, January 24 to Sunday February 1.

“We are also aware that your need is more than what has been offered but we expect that the respective proprietors will continue to play their role and equip you adequately to be good ambassadors and flag bearers of your fans, the league and Nigerian football generally,” the statement concluded.

In the CAF Champions League, Pillars travel to Sudan to face Al-Malakai in the first leg while Enyimba, winners in 2003, 2004 play home to Buffles du Borgou FC from Benin Republic. Dolphins also travel to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to face Leones Vegetarianos while Warri Wolves also hit the road to play Racing Club de Bobo-Dioulasso of Burkina Faso. Return legs hold a week after.

The Flying Eagles as the National U-20 team is known will be participating in the African Junior Championship in Senegal while the National U-23 team will commence qualification games for the 11th All Africa Games with a fixture against Gabon later this month.


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