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NNWL concludes plans to lift suspension of Jarma FC

21 June 2012, 07:35

 Abuja - The secretariat of the Nigeria Nationwide League (NNWL), has concluded plans to lift the suspension of Jarma FC of Kano and re-admit the team to the on-going 2011/2012 season.

The league’s Secretary, Emmanuel Adesanya, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that the decision was made after the issue was resolved.

NAN reports that the suspension was as a result of an act of violence by the club’s supporters on April 2 in Kano after a match it played with visiting DSS FC of Kaduna.

Jarma FC fans, after a Division One D Week Five match, attacked the match officials who were from the FCT because the team had lost the match 1-2.

Adesanya said the team, which was suspended in the seventh week of the first round, had missed seven matches during the suspension time.

"They’ve missed seven matches and now we want to give them the opportunity to come back and play though that would be after they must have been sanctioned."

He said the sanction cannot be pre-empted but that it would involve payment of a fine and probably having their matches played elsewhere - as was the rule.

If a team erred and their venue is banned they will be taken out of that place at least to play the next three home matches. And they know what that means.

"It means they will play six matches away, the three they are to play at home and the three that follows that should be played outside."

Adesanya told NAN that the change of venue of the matches was to deny the team’s fans, who caused the trouble, the joy of watching their team play.

He said the teams, which were to play against Jarma FC, were aware that the matches would still be played.

He, however, said the sanctions and time of play had not been decided by the Appeal, Organising and Disciplinary Committees of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA).

"If by the end of this week we do not hear from the disciplinary and appeal committees, all Division 1 D matches will be suspended."

Adesanya said this is because without sorting out the matches, the entire season would be affected.

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