Giwa FC expelled from Nigeria League

Giwa FC Photo: African Examiner

Giwa FC has been expelled from 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football league season, the League Management Company (LMC) has announced.

The LMC on Friday stated that Giwa FC was expelled from League after failing to honour three consecutive home games after being banished to Ilorin owing to crowd violence that greeted their game against Enugu Rangers.

The development falls short of the rules of the LMC.

The three fixtures Giwa FC failed to honour were those against Wikki (MD14), Akwa Utd (MD16) and Enyimba (MD18).

The LMC noted that Giwa FC were banished to Ilorin to play three consecutive home games after disturbances in its match day 12 game with Rangers which was not concluded in Jos.

Though Giwa FC sent a letter to have its game against Enyimba rescheduled, the LMC said it failed to meet ‪NPFL provision that clears spells out that requesting for a shift in game must come 72 hours before the said game holds.

The LMC further ruled that for failing to honour the fixture with Enyimba, Giwa FC will pay a fine of N10 million.

While the LMC gave Giwa FC the right to appeal their expulsion from the League within 48 hours, it said that all matches involving Giwa FC, played or unplayed, have been suspended without prejudice to the final determination of the matter on the club’s failure to honour the game against Enyimba.

Meanwhile, the LMC has offered to proportionally compensate all clubs that have played Giwa FC to date and also review the matter of registered players currently contracted to Giwa FC.

In the light of these developments, the LMC said Giwa FC will forfeit all monetary earnings due to it this season from the League.

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