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Club Owners Association is an illegal body, says Baribote

A former Chairman, Nigeria Premier League, Chief Victor Rumson Baribote has said the famed ‘club owners association’ is an illegal body and alien to the country football laws, the reports.

The club owners association is the umbrella body of the 20 clubs participating in the Nigeria Professional Football League, (NPFL)

Baribote made this known during a virtual interview session on Nigeria foremost WhatsApp platform Family United By Football (FUBF).

“The Club Owners Association is an illegal body. Article 33 of the statute is very clear,” Baribote said on Sunday night.

Speaking further on the NFF statute, a former second vice president of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF lampooned the processes used to elect administrators into the board.

“The Chairman of the Premier League shall be the second vice president of the NFF. The NFF Congress will conduct an election for ten (10) persons of the fifteen (15) Board members namely, NFF President, the First Vice president, and eight (8) Ordinary members.

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“Then five positions are the NPFL, Chairman of Chairmen, NNL, NLO and Women League. These are independent bodies who have to conduct their own election.

“It is even wrong on the floor of the NFF Elective Congress to elect Chairman of Chairmen. It is an exclusive position for only Club Chairmen to vote for their representative.

“It is the same thing that is applicable to the league board. The club chairmen will elect one person among them to represent them on the board. So club owners is not known to football laws.” the astute football administrator concluded.

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