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Match Fixing: NFF reminds Plateau FA about banned players, officials


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday wrote to remind the Plateau State Football Association that the ban placed on some players and officials following a couple of scandalous results in the 2013 play-off matches of the Nigeria Nationwide League in Bauchi Centre is still in force.

In results that attracted global alarm and condemnation, Plateau United Feeders, Akurba United FC of Lafia, Police Machine FC of Yola and Bubayero FC of Gombe were involved in unimaginable scorelines of 76-0 and 89-0, prompting the NFF to set up a panel that recommended that players, team officials and match officials involved in the shameful events be banned for life from the game.

The letter signed by NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, instructed the Plateau State Football Association to ensure that the ban is enforced in its domain. It said the reminder became necessary in view of the move by NPFL side, Plateau United FC on Monday to appoint Victor Wikadson as new Head Coach.

From Plateau United Feeders, 18 players and seven team officials were axed.

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