Llanelli face 3-week deadline
LLANELLI have less than three weeks to address ongoing financial concerns or they could face being kicked out of the Welsh Premier League.
Chairman Nitin Parekh last month settled an outstanding tax bill after HM Revenue & Customs issued a winding up order against the club.
But it is understood other creditors are still owed money, while players are chasing sums in unpaid wages.
Parekh has promised to resolve these issues before Newtown visit Stebonheath Park on Saturday.
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If Llanelli do not sort out their difficulties by September 30, the Reds will fail the Uefa Financial Fair Play test for that quarter of the year. Having also failed in the first quarter, Llanelli would then be looking at suspension from European competition.
And that is also likely to affect their application for a domestic licence to play in next year's Welsh top flight.
They would face the prospect of being relegated to the MacWhirter Welsh League division one.
Llanelli are owed money by Uefa after qualifying for the Europa League this season. But that money is not payable until November.
"We're still got some issues to deal with," said Llanelli manager Andy Legg. "We don't have anywhere to train and there are other off-field matters as well.
"The chairman says they'll be dealt with this week and hopefully they will be.
"We'll wait and see.
"This is something I shouldn't be dealing with, I'm a football manager."
Llanelli's problems come just months after Neath's demise. The Eagles went out of business at the end of last term after creditors started legal proceedings against them.
"Rumours are rife and you're never going to stop rumours," added Legg. "But it would be a real shame to see us go.
"I know Llanelli has the Scarlets, but I think the town needs a football team as well."