The League Management Company (LMC) has lodged a complaint with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Referees Committee against three center referees and their assistants for poor officiating in some of the Match Day 9 fixtures played on Sunday, May 17.

The LMC asked  the Referees Committee to have the officials stepped down from further games should they have been appointed pending the outcome of investigations. The match officials are facing allegations of poor officiating, questionable calls and lack of diligence.

Read more: LMC wants three Referees, Six assistants Investigated  

Clubs in the Glo Premier League have been directed not to field their players who have only provisional clearance against the club from which the provisional clearance was issued. Provisional clearance were issued to some players whose transfer transaction have not been resolved the two concerned clubs and the League Management Company (LMC) has directed that in fixtures involving both teams, such players cannot be fielded.

LMC Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar has pursuant to the directive issued a notification to three clubs whose players are affected in Match Day 8 fixtures coming up on Sunday. The clubs are Shooting Stars, Enyimba and Rangers International.

For Shooting Stars, they are not to field Ajani Ibrahim who is yet to be fully cleared to leave Sunshine Stars, their opponents on Sunday in Akure.

Enyimba International are billed to play Giwa FC in Aba on Sunday but Ifeanyi Anaemena John Momoh registered to play with Enyimba with a provisional clearance from the Jos side is therefore not eligible to play in the tie.

Bobby Clement, Osadebamwen Okoro and Okagbue Orji Kalu will also not be with Rangers when they play Heartland of Owerri as the three Heartland players have only received provisional clearance to join Rangers.

Read more: LMC urges clubs to adhere to directive on provisional clearance  

A one-day sports medicine workshop for all Glo Premier League Club and the national teams' Medical officers comes up in Abuja on Wednesday with Professor Efraim Kramer, a FIFA Medical Officer as the guest lecturer. The League Management Company (LMC) will on the occasion distribute the recently acquired emergency medical kit, Defibrillators to all the clubs in the Premier League. Defibrillators are used in emergency cardiac situations to resuscitate victims  and FIFA have only recently issued a directive that it must be part of the medical kits present at all top level matches. The LMC has thus joined the elite group of league organisers in Africa to adopt the use of the medical equipment.

Read more: World Cardiac Expert to train League Doctors on use of Defibrillators  

Clubs campaigning for the country in continental competitions have been urged by the League Management Company (LMC) 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.

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.

Read more: LMC Urge Continental Clubs to be valiant Flag bearers  

Economics is a great subject.

I love the subject, not because I’m an Economist. I love it because of ceteris paribus!

Yes, ceteris paribus a Latin phrase meaning “with other things the same” or “all other things being equal or held constant”.

So, when in doubt, and in need of a clear and focused mind, “hold other things constant” like you often hear motivational speakers telling you to focus on one thing at a time. They stole it from Economics – a great subject indeed!

Nduka Irabor, chairman of the League Management Company (LMC) held other things like quality of the league and players constant and said that the media is under reporting the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Read more: Local media & NPFL coverage: Ceteris paribus, Irabor got it right  

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