The League Management Company (LMC) has kicked against the appointment of a sole administrator for Nigeria Professional Football League side Shooting Stars.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, last week confirmed the appointment of Babatunde Olaniyan, a former Deputy Speaker of the State’s House of Assembly, as the sole administrator of Ibadan-based NPFL side 3SC in a letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Olubamiwo Adeosun.
However, the LMC kicked against the appointment, stating that it was in breach of its club licensing regulations and was thus invalid and won’t be recognised by the body.
A statement by the LMC dated February 26 and signed by the LMC Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar, and addressed to the Acting General Manager, Shooting Stars Sports Club, Ibadan, which was made available to our correspondent, said it was against the appointment, urging the Oyo State Government to reverse the decision.
“It has come to our attention that a Sole Administrator has been appointed to manage the affairs of the club. This infers that all residual powers and responsibilities relating to the administration of the club will be vested in a single individual, instead of a constituted board of directors or group of administrators,” the statement read.
“Be informed that this appointment is at variance with the provisions of Article 12 of the NFF Club Licensing Regulations and runs afoul of the contemplation of Rule A6 of the Framework and Rules of the Nigeria Professional Football League.
“Consequent to the above, the purported appointment is invalid and will not be acknowledged by the League Management Company. It is therefore advised that this appointment be reviewed to ensure compliance with the provisions of extant football regulations.”