The board of the Nigeria National League (NNL) has taken another stride towards ending the issues of match-fixing which has plagued the ongoing season in the second tier of professional football league in the country.
The chairman of the league, Chief Emeka Inyama, in Abuja yesterday disclosed that a five-man committee was set up by the board at the end of the board meeting held on Wednesday.
“In a view of the allegation and complaints received from certain quarters, with regards to alleged match-fixing, the board therefore set up an investigative committee to look into the cases.”
The committee, which is to be headed by Sir Emmanuel Ochiagha also, has Charles Ojogbana, Paul Bassey, Toyin Ibitoye and Barrister Isaac Danladi as members. The committee is to be inaugurated next week in Abuja.
The meeting also charged that “there should be no hullabaloo about Zamfara United FC withdrawal as this is not the first time club shall be withdrawing from the league. Apa United FC was also withdrawn from the Division ‘B’ in line with the rules and regulations and points deducted- be it Premier, NNL etc.
“Withdrawal is a provision in the rules of the league. The action of the secretariat is in line with the rules for the 2012/2013 season.”