How Owumi Overcame Enyimba Opposition, Fresh Gang-Up To Step In As LMC CEO
Davidson Owumi is finally, finally the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the League Management Company (LMC), but that was not before a late drama that saw the country’s most successful club Enyimba lead the opposition to his appointment, while the LMC also tried to smuggle their own candidate for that post.
The NFF endorsed Owumi to replace former CEO Nduka Irabor a year ago.
But the ineffective Chairman Shehu Dikko was totally against this appointment and pulled out all the tricks in the book to stop the former international from taking office in Abuja.
www.insideglasshouse.com gathered that Enyimba opening opposed the return of Owumi to the management of domestic football with sources adding that four other league clubs went along with this position.
“Owumi will not allow Enyimba to get away with murder as they have been doing previously,” an insider informed.
It needed some cool heads and wise counsel for reason to prevail over emotions and pettiness.
It was further gathered that Okey Kpalukwu was also considered by the LMC leadership as a counter candidate to Owumi.
It must be reported that several prospective sponsors have maintained they will not bankroll the NPFL should Owumi continue to be shut out of the LMC, which ironically is desperate for all the cash it could get to make the December 17, 2021 kick-off date a reality.