2019 Clubs Captains Retreat Holds Aug. 4 - 5 in Akure

By Daily Sports on July 29, 2019

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The 2019 edition of the Clubs Captains Retreat organised by the Nigeria Players Union, National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers (NANPF) will hold August 4 - 5 in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

A statement signed by Danladi Musa, AGS Communications NANPF, gave the theme of the retreat as “Players and Union State of Affairs, Challenges and Solutions for a New Era for Nigerian Football Players”.

He said that the retreat, an annual forum for all clubs captains in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) prior to the commencement of the new league season, “will witness an enlarge participants that will include Clubs Captains from the NNL, Nigeria Women Pro-league, and zonal reps of clubs in the Nationwide League, plus representatives from the NFF, LMC, NNL, NWPFL, NWL-One, Premier and NNL Clubs Owners Associations, NCA, NRA, FIAN, and State FAs.”

The forum, according to the statement, shall discuss, amongst others, issues that bother on the following:

1 the importance of  setting up the National Dispute Resolution Chamber (NDRC) and the need for a balanced representation in dispute resolution in accordance with FIFA Regulations of National dimension

2 the importance of seeking solutions to the major issues in football by all those involved ( players, Coaches, Clubs, leagues, Football Intermediaries, States FA's, Federation, CAF, and FIFA) within legitimate Football Structures, making use of methods of social dialogue such as collective agreements

3 the importance of having Professional Footballers in the Professional leagues compulsorily represented by registered football intermediaries

4 the importance of seeking for alternative dispute resolution mechanism vis a vis the enforcement of arbitration decisions

5 the importance of the involvement of the players’ Union in the consultation process in the Federation and leagues bodies in taking decisions that directly or indirectly impact on Players career and wellbeing in line with global football practice

6 the importance of putting the right football structures, particularly at the base of our football pyramid in place that will guarantee sustainable development and growth of our players so that they can become better professionals

Other issues to be discussed, according to the statement, include “players’ contract, Players Pension Scheme and other forms of social security for players, players’ unprofessional attitudes in terms of their obligations and responsibilities, trade restrain, etc.”

Continuing, the statement said: “Furthermore the retreat will also witness the presentation of Awards to 11+1 NPFL league players voted as the best players in each wing position and the MVP by their colleagues for the 2018/2019 premiere league season under the platform of the Nigeria Players Ball award put together by the Players Union.

“We look forward to robust discussions that will improve and impact positively on overall development of football in Nigeria during the two days retreat.”


Source Daily Sports

Posted July 29, 2019


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