LMC to be on full alert as season nears end
Chairman of the League Management Company, Shehu Dikko has assured that the league organisers will be even more diligent now that the 2014/2015 season is coming to an end.
With seven league matches left to play, clubs are beginning to be desperate for points to either pick one of the continental tickets or escape relegation.
At the moment, Enyimba, Warri Wolves, Sunshine Stars and Wikki Tourists are the top contenders for the available continental tickets while Bayelsa United, FC Taraba, Kwara United and Dolphins are battling against relegation.
Speaking to Daily Trust, Dikko said every of the remaining seven matches will be closely monitored to ensure that fair play is not compromised in any way.
He said although he cannot be everywhere to monitor proceedings, he is working with a team that wants to leave behind enduring legacies for the Nigerian league and would not do anything to undermine the achievements so far recorded.
Dikko therefore reiterated that LMC is calling on all the clubs to play by the rules to avoid punitive measures which await anybody or group that would attempt to cut corners.
“It is true some measure of desperation will set in shortly but we are equal to the task. We are carefully following the matches.
“This is the time that we need to be more vigilant. And we are going to be on our toes to ensure that we end the season on a high.
“Continental tickets will be won fairly and clubs for relegation will drop without any ado. We have provided a level playing field for all the clubs,” he said.
Dikko therefore said LMC will produce credible clubs that would do the country proud in next year’s continental competitions.
“One of our objectives is to produce clubs that would ably represent Nigeria in continental competitions in 2016. In recent times, our clubs have not done really well and this is not good for the image of the league,” he noted