5 December 2012

Nigeria: NPL Clubs Sack Baribote

Nigeria Premier League (NPL) Clubs Owners on Tuesday night sacked the Chairman of the League Board, Ransom Baribote and his members.

At the emergency congress which took place at Dennis Hotel, Abuja the Club owners passed a vote of no confidence on Victor Baribote led Board.

The clubs claimed that the NPL board, has not been able to improve the quality of the game in the local league and called for them to be replaced by a more effective and competent board.

A press statement read: "We suffered untold hardship last season. And we don't want that again and that is why we have decided to dissolve the board and set up an interim committee to run the affairs of the League until a new election is conducted."

They posited that Victor Baribote led board oversaw the worst organise football season in the history of Nigeria Football.

"...the board lacks accountability and transparency", they added.

The Club owners also went on to accuse the Baribote led Board of "Gross of Misappropriation of fund" as well as "Lack of title sponsorship for the league."

In addition, they pointed out that the Board's inability to pay match officials indemnities, transportation and accommodation contributed to their decision to send it packing.

Appoints six-man committee

The League club owners then unanimously requested the NFF to recognise a 6-man Committee that will oversee the league and Made Mike Idoko of Sunshine Stars the Chairman.

Also they made it known that no club will honour the kano congress called by Victor Baribote.

They however, thanked Kano state government, fans and supporters for their readiness to host the event.

The committee are:

Mike Idoko - Sunshine Stars,

Alloy Chukwuemeka - ABS

Chindo Abubakar - Wikki Tourists, Sabo Babayaro - Kaduna United Heartland - Promise

Nwachukwu Anthony Ogola - Ocean Boys

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