Kwara United’s special appeal to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) which concerned change of venue for their remaining home matches in the Glo Premier League has been granted.
In the letter dated 8th October, 2013, the Ilorin-based club requested for consideration to play their home matches in the Kwara State capital or someplace in any of the neighbouring states, sitting “high cost of living in Abuja and the financial commitment of match logistics, coupled with the financial challenges facing almost all government-financed clubs.”
An NFF emergency committee meeting, chaired by the president of, Aminu Maigari, on Thursday, upheld the Appeal Committee’s decision on the football club to forfeit three points and three goals and pay a fine of N3 million.
The committee then resolved that Kwara United now play their remaining round of home matches in Lokoja as against the earlier ruling which had consigned them to Abuja.
Others present at the meeting were Mike Umeh, Emeka Inyama, Muazu Suleyman, Yusuf Ahmed ‘Fresh’ and Ahmad Kawu, and general secretary, Musa Ahmadu.