The ugly head of the beast was seen in Kano when FC IfeanyiUbah visited Kano Pillars in the first game of the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League. The visitors abandoned the game in the 50th to the glory of the beast hellbent to bring the name of the NPFL and the LMC to the mud.
It was an action that was unexpected and unbelievable seeing that club officials went through the “Beyond Three Points”seminar before the beginning of the season. It is even more surprising because, FC IfeanyiUbah is partnered by West Ham and will play on the continent in a month’s time. Will they walk out of CAF games because they feel decisions were against them?
Maybe partnering with classy clubs like Arsenal may have yielded better fruits. With all these controversies around the team, would anyone want to partner with FC IfeanyiUbah? They have a billionaire owner so they should be fine.
Fine or not, LMC had to dish out their charges:
- The match is awarded 3-0 and 3 points in favour of Kano Pillars
- FC IfeanyiUbah to pay N3m and forfeit 3 points (suspended) for abandoning game.
- FC IfeanyiUbah to pay N5m and forfeit 2 points (suspended) for broadcast infringement.
- FC IfeanyiUbah to pay N1m and forfeit 3 points (suspended) for capable of bringing the game to disrepute.
- FC IfeanyiUbah to pay N150,000 for causing delay to restart the match.
- Mr Igwe Jonathan of FC Ifeanyiubah shall pay a fine of N500,000 for conduct capable of bringing the #NPFL to disrepute.
- Referee Folusho Ajayi withdrawn from officiating NPFL matches.
You can’t cause commotion and go free. The NPFL is all we have now, we would not allow anybody, any club to drag us to the mud. FC IfeanyiUbah can accept or appeal the charges. Full details of the charges can be found here.
We have to play by the rules or we don’t play at all.
ICYMI: Folusho Ajayi was also in charge of the Plateau United vs Heartland game that was abandoned on the last day of last season. Heartland took the fall and got relegated for the first time but will never forget Madam Folusho Ajayi.
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