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NFF hammer falls on Giwa FC

The Disciplinary Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has slammed over N2m fine on Giwa FC and also striped the Jos club of points due to fans trouble and game boycott.

With the visitors leading by a lone goal, match Officials and players were held under siege as fans hurled missiles on to the pitch, venting their frustrations with the Referee in the Giwa FC and Enugu Rangers match in Jos on April 17.

The game was suspended and subsequently abandoned in the 74th minute as the home side trailed.

The disciplinary committee said on Thursday that In the matter between LMC Vs. Giwa FC on Match Day 12; Match No: 115, the Committee Rules “That Giwa FC shall pay a fine of N2,000,000 (Two Million Naira Only) to the LMC.

“That Giwa FC shall pay the Sum of N650,000 to offset the expenses of the match officials to the LMC.

“That Giwa FC shall pay the Sum of N1, 000,000 (One Million Naira) Only to offset the expenses incurred by Rangers International FC.

“That an order that the match, which lasted for 74 minutes, shall count as a completed fixture i.e the goals so far recorded (0-1) shall be the final score for the match. This is pursuant to Rule B13.55 which states that  ‘ the LMC may order a league match which for whatever reason lasts for less than 90 minutes to count  as a completed fixture or to be replayed’

In the match day 14 fixture, Giwa FC boycotted the game against Wikki Tourists, and as a result, the committee ruled that “in line with Rule B 13:25 of the Frame Work and Rules of the NPFL the Committee Rules that Giwa FC shall forfeit to Wikki Tourists FC the three points as well as three goals arising from the match.

“Giwa FC shall pay a fine of N250,000 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira Only) being the sum of expenses including stadium hire, security and logistics incurred in respect of the match to the LMC.

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