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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

146-goal scandal: Players, officials, referees get life bans; clubs receive 10 years

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has banned the players and officials of the four Nigeria Nationwide League Division 3 clubs, that were involved in the 146-goal scandal.
On Monday, the NFF announced that the players, officials and referees are banned for life, while the clubs – Plateau United Feeders FC of Jos, Police Machine FC of Adamawa, Akurba FC of Lafia and Bubayaro FC of Gombe, recieved 10 years respectively.
In the match fixing scandal that shook the nation and even FIFA, Plateau United defeated Akurba FC 79-0, while Police Machine beat Bubayaro FC 67-0.
Vice-chairman of the NFF, Mik Umeh, while briefing the press on the reports of the NFF investigative committee, revealed that they recieved evidence, which proved that both Police Machine and Plateau United Feeders, were involved in fraudulent activities, with the aim of pipping each other to gain promotion to the upper division of the league.

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