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
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
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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