FC Taraba have been suspended from the Nigeria National League (NNL) until they pay off all the monies they owe their players from last season when they campaigned in the premier league.
Secretary of the NNL Lawrence Katken said until the management of FC Taraba complies with the decision of the 2015 Annual General Assembly of the NFF on payment of backlog of salaries and allowances to players, the club will play no part in the Nigeria league.
“Football is governed by rules and rules are meant to be obeyed. We have no choice but to implement the decision of the Congress. We always have to ensure clubs in the NNL are ready to run because they move to the Premier League from the NNL. It beholves on us to direct them well”
Katken said the Football Associations in Taraba State and that of the FCT, as well as management of FC Taraba and their scheduled opponents for the League opener, Supreme Court FC, have been duly informed.
This means that Supreme Court will have to discontinue their preparation for the match against FC Taraba billed for Sunday.
Meanwhile, chairman of the Nigeria National League Adhoc Committee Seyi Akinwunmi is happy that the second tier League body has surmounted all odds to ensure the commencement of the 2015/16 season this weekend.