kunleBy Oladapo Okeowo

The chairman of newly-promoted Remo Stars Football Club, Kunle Soname, has opined that the league won’t grow if the League Management Company (LMC) statutes are not implemented.

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He said this at the SWAN-organised event in Abeokuta on Friday.

He said the league is falling victim to the mismanagement, poor application of the statutes as laid down by LMC and other footballing rules. These acts, according to him, hamstring the development of the league and would leave the NPFL lagging behind other well-managed leagues.

Soname went on to point that his club players would not be owed salaries as “We have the budget that can cater for all our players;” a subtle advice to clubs who take on more players than they can afford or mismanage funds.

He urged relevant authorities and stakeholders in the game to come together and chart a way-forward for the league and sports in general. He expressed his concern at the rise in crime rate. A malady he believes can be addressed by a vibrant sporting culture.

He also expressed his concern at the rise in crime rate. A malady he believes can be addressed by a vibrant sporting culture.

Remo Stars gained promotion into the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) last season and start the 2016/2017 season at home to Plateau United tomorrow Sunday 15th.