Sunday, November 28, 2010

NPL summons Dolphin, Sharks over ‘fixed game

The Nigeria Premier League (NPL) has invited the captains and officials of Port Harcourt clubs, Dolphin and Sharks, to appear before it on Tuesday over allegations of match-fixing.
Both teams were widely accused of playing an accord game during a Week 3 fixture at the Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt in which the Blue Angels won by Victor Ezeji’s strike.
The Premier League in its statement made it clear that if findings reveal that the two clubs are culpable of match-fixing the appropriate sanctions will be meted out to both Port Harcourt clubs.
A statement from the Premier League read:  “We have invited the officials and captains of the two clubs so as to find out their roles in the match.
“We are going to find out a lot from them and if they are guilty of playing the match the way they did, then they would be punished according to what the status guiding the Premier League says.”
Meanwhile, Kwara United of Ilorin have been warned to make sure they control the excesses of their fans during home games at the Offa Township Stadium.
The league organising body noted that the Ilorin side have been given the last warning to take full charge of the security in their home matches or face the full weight of the law.
“We cannot allow any club bring the game to disrepute. We learnt of some harassment in the game against Kano Pillars last weekend in Offa.
“Such occurrence is not good for the league and the management must make sure that no away club is molested in Offa again,” NPL said.

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