- February 7, 2014
Polonia Wilno without the licence for the next season
The process of licensing football clubs of A League and 1 League of the Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) was finished on Thursday. After many appeals the line – up of the Premiership has increased to 12 clubs, and in the 1 league 9 team are supposed to play. Polonia Wilno is not one of them.
The sports club Polonia Wilno, similarly as Mastis from Telsz, did not receive a license to play in the games and did not submit an application for the appeal.
As Stefan Kimso said, the reason of it is lack of money.
– So far we did not find any sponsors. Obviously, if we find any financial support, we will have a chance to play in the games. In this case the Executive Committee could allow us to start in the games but all depends on money that we do not possess so far – pointed out the Chairman of the sports club Polonia Wilno.
At least 9 teams will play in the 1 League: Stumbras, MRU and Žalgiris-3, Lokomotyvas (Radziwiliszki), Lietava (Janów), Šilutė (Szyłokarczma), Utenis (Uciana). Baltija i Palanga (Połąga) did not receive the license to start in the games.
The clubs aiming at the best League should have submitted the documents meeting the law criteria that refer to bringing up the youths, staff, infrastructure and finance.
First decisions were made on 30th January, at that time the license received Atlantas i Granitas, Sūduva (Mariampol), Kruoja (Pokroje) i Trakai (Troki).
After lodging an appeal, these five teams joined Žalgiris, Ekranas, Banga (Gorżdy), Šiauliai (Szawle), Tauras (Tourogi), Dainava (Olita) and Spyris.
The Executive Commtitee LFF will confirm the number of A League and the 1 League on 10th February.
The season SMSCredit.lt of A League will start on 8-9th of March and the 1 League is on 12th April.
Tłumaczenie by Barbara Toczek w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Barbara Toczek within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.