NFF Appeals Committee Blasts LMC For Attempting To Openly Favour Kano Pillars
One of Nigeria’s traditional clubs Kano Pillars will now be relegated on the final day of the NPFL season on Sunday following the ruling of the NFF Appeals Committee, which indicted the LMC in a disciplinary case involving Dakkada.
The Appeals Committee chaired by Ibrahim Eddy Mark Friday upheld the decision of the Disciplinary Committee to dock the three points from Kano Pillars after the disruption of their NPFL clash against Dakkada played on June 23, 2022, at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.
Pillars have thus dropped to 19th on the table with 42 points from 37 points and even a win in a final game of the season on Sunday against Shooting Stars will not save them from relegation.
The Appeals Committee further described a letter written by the LMC to the NFF General Secretary which was tendered at the sitting as “contemptuous” and the league organisers refused to withdraw the letter even when they were asked to do so.
“On the League Management Company’s letter dated 14th July, 2022, addressed to the General Secretary, Nigeria Football Federation, having found that the letter is contemptuous, League Management Company is hereby barred from sending such to the Nigeria Football Federation,” read part of the ruling.
“League Management Company has been cautioned several times as the letter was trying to sway the decision of the NFF Appeals Committee.”
In simple language, the LMC was not a neutral arbiter and did everything to favour Kano Pillars in this matter.
“The LMC wanted to be both the prosecutor and the judge,” an official remarked.
“This has compromised the integrity of the competition.
“Why would a serious company invest in such a league then?”
www.insideglasshouse.com last week reported that a top LMC official attempted to manipulate the outcome of this case in favour of Kano Pillars.