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Players’ contract regulation in clubs, players interest, says LMC


Football- image source noshahronline

Football- image source noshahronline

The League Management Company (LMC) has clarified that the rule stipulating minimum of three years contract for players was introduced to stem some problems that were identified after a careful study of the situation that prevailed in the past.
LMC’s Chief Operationg Officer, Salihu Abubakar, in a response to issues raised by the Association of Professional Footballers of Nigeria (APFON) declared that the minimum of one year contract advocated by the umbrella body of players affected clubs and players negatively.
“The LMC met a situation in the league where a large number of player contracts lasted for a period of one year only. This adversely affected the stability and commercial viability of the clubs as well as the welfare of the players”, Abubakar said in a response to the APFON Executives.
The LMC refuted the claims by APFON that the regulation on contract duration enslaves players noting that, “…contrary to your claim that the rule enhances enslavement and abuse of players’ rights, the rule actually enhances stability in the employment of players. Note that the rule does not prevent players from being transferred to another club after one season upon mutual agreement between both clubs and agreement of personal terms between the player and the transferee club.”

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