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Giwa FC may be thrown out, as Warri Wolves beat 3SC in Ibadan

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Abia Warriors’ Stanley ‘Little Messi’ Okoro (left) and Michael Olaha sandwich FC IfeanyiUbah’s Elu Wilson during an NPFL game last week. Okoro was sent off in his side’s game against Nasarawa United. PHOTO: LMC.

Abia Warriors’ Stanley ‘Little Messi’ Okoro (left) and Michael Olaha sandwich FC IfeanyiUbah’s Elu Wilson during an NPFL game last week. Okoro was sent off in his side’s game against Nasarawa United. PHOTO: LMC.

• ‘Little Messi’ sees red in Markudi

Troubled Giwa FC may have been thrown out of the on-going Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) following their failure to honour a third consecutive game yesterday.

The Jos-based team did not honour their home game against visiting Akwa United, which according to the League Management Company (LMC) rules, means that they are no longer eligible to participate in the competition.

Giwa FC were banished to Ilorin for their home matches following the fracas that marred their last home game against Enugu Rangers in Jos. An LMC official said yesterday the body would decide on Giwa’s fate when it receives the official report on the aborted match.

Meanwhile, after losing 0-1 at home to Rivers United last weekend, Warri Wolves yesterday redeemed their image by beating Ibadan warlords, 3SC 2-1 at the Lekan Salami Stadium.

In Makurdi, former Nigerian star, Stanley Okoro aka ‘Little Messi’ was sent off in the match involving his club, Abia Warriors, against Nasarawa United.

Wolves, who lost at home last week through a Bernard Ovoke’s second half strike, had to fight like wounded lions in Ibadan yesterday with King Osanga scoring first for the visitors in the 25th minutes, while John Odumegwu increased the tally in the 70th minutes.

3SC scored their only goal with about 10 minutes to the end of the game and got another opportunity to level scores in the 88th minutes, when the referee awarded them a penalty. Wolves’ goalkeeper stopped it.

Stanley Okoro was sent off in the 62nd minute after his second booking in the game between Nasarawa United and Abia Warriors. It ended 3-2 in favour of the home team.

Okoro is attempting to revive a once promising career, which had taken him to Spain and Bulgaria.

Enyimba midfielder, Nzube Anaezemba, was also sent off in his team’s game against MFM in Lagos. It ended 0-0.



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