NPFL: Giwa a Game Away from Expulsion

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Giwa FC failed to turn up in Ilorin on Sunday for their Nigeria league match against Wikki Tourists and they could now be just a game away from being expelled from the league.Wikki thus conducted a walkover Giwa when it was clear they will not honour the game and there was no representation from them as to why they stayed away.Jos club Giwa has been banished to Ilorin after their home game against Enugu Rangers was abandoned due to crowd trouble.According to the framework and rules of the NPFL for the 2015/16 season, Article 13.27 clearly stipulated the consequence of missing consecutive matches without acceptable reasons to the organisers.It reads: “If a club fails to honour two consecutive matches without an acceptable reason to LMC such a club shall be expelled from the League and its matches played and unplayed match shall be cancelled.”And this sanction would also apply should Giwa fail to honour three cumulative matches in the season.Article 13.28 stated: “If a Club fails to honour three matches cumulatively within the League season without an acceptable reason to the LMC such a club shall be expelled from the League and its matches played and unplayed match shall be cancelled.”Meanwhile, Nigeria league leaders Enugu Rangers were brought down to earth yesterday when they fell 3-1 at Rivers United in continuation of the championship.It was their third loss of the campaign.Rangers closest rivals Abia Warriors and FC IfeanyiUbah canceled themselves out with a goalless draw in Nnewi.Second-placed Warriors now have 24 points, three points behind Rangers, while IfeanyiUbah are on 23 points.Bernard Ovoke gave hosts Rivers United the lead from the penalty spot in the 17th minute after Chigozie Ihunda was brought down inside the box.They doubled their advantage four minutes later through Christian Weli.Former Bayelsa United striker Ovoke, who incidentally trained with Rangers in the close season with a view to signing a contract, completed his brace on the stroke of half time.Rangers pulled a goal back in the 47th minute, when Gabriel Olalekan turned the ball into his own net for an own goal.Both teams had chances to score later on in the game, but they failed to do so.MATCH DAY 14Ikorodu FC 3-1 HeartlandMFM FC 3-0 Akwa UtdSunshine 0-1 Kanob PillarsShooting 2-2 Plateau UtdRivers Utd 3-1 RangersNasarawa 2-0 W’WolvesIfeanyiUbah 0-0 Abia WarriorsEnyimba 2-2 LobiTornadoes 1-0 Elkanemi*Wikki walks over Giwalast_img

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