NPFL: Beyond Limits may lose promotion ticket if ……

Four teams gained promotion to the elite Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) after the completion of the Nigeria National League (NNL) Super 8 in Enugu on Wednesday.

Nasarawa United, El-Kanemi Warriors, Beyond Limits and Ikorodu United all booked their places in the NPFL ahead of next season.

But the promotion of Beyond Limits appears shaky as one of the rules guiding NPFL does not permit two teams from the same owner to play in the same league, thus putting in doubt the participation of Beyond Limits in the elite division next season.

According to the NPFL rule on ownership of club, Clause 5.10 of the regulations, a person is not allowed to hold/acquire “significant interest” in an NPFL while holding a significant interest in another NPFL club.

It simply means that no individual is allowed to have a significant interest in two or more NPFL clubs.

Remo Stars owner, Kunle Soname has also been established as the owner of the Ogun state based clubside side, Beyond Limits  and this could stop them from participating in the NPFL next season.

Soname is also the first Nigerian to acquire a European club, C.D. Feirense of Portugal, which he bought in 2015.

Asked to clarify the durability of both Remo Stars and Beyond Limits participating the NPFL next season, the Chief Executive Officer of the NPFL, Davidson Owumi said the league body would make its position known in the coming days.

“We are aware of the situation; it’s not only in Europe that an individual is not allowed to have two teams in the same league, it’s also in our rule book. But please wait for the official statement from the NPFL,” Owumi pleaded.

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