Basket-Football: NFF Bans Clubs for Winning by 79-0 and 67-0 Goal Margin.

Nigeria Football Federation.
Nigeria Football Federation.

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has indefinitely suspended four clubs involved in two play-off matches that ended with a “scandalous” scorelines.

Plateau United Feeders team defeated Akurba FC 79-0 while Police Machine FC were 67-0 winners over Babayaro FC.

“It is unacceptable- a scandal of huge proportions,” said Mike Umeh, chairman of NFF Organising Committee.

“All four teams are suspended immediately and indefinitely, pending further sanctions.”

Plateau United Feeders and Police Machine went into the matches level on points with promotion to the lowest tier of the Nationwide League at stake. The result placed Plateau United above Police Machine on goal difference.

“We will investigate this matter thoroughly and get to the bottom of it,” Umeh added.

NFF Director of Competitions, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, gave assurance that the Organising Committee would hand out severe sanctions on all persons and institutions indicted by the investigation.

“The teams involved, their players and officials, match officials, coordinator and anyone found to have played some role in this despicable matter would be severely dealt with,” Sanusi said.