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NPL expels Ocean Boys FC from Premier league

06 September 2012, 10:06

Abuja -  The Nigeria Premier League (NPL) on Wednesday in Abuja, expelled Ocean Boys Football Club of Bayelsa from the league, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the NPL Board under the provisions of Article 4.2 (3) of its statute.

The article states: ``If a club fails to honour two consecutive matches without an acceptable reason, such a club shall be expelled from the League and its matches played and unplayed shall be cancelled.’’

Joe Amene, Chairman, Media Committee of the NPL said that Ocean Boys were expelled after they missed the game against Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi and Rising Stars of Akure, in Yenagoa.

The decision of the NPL now puts Kano Pillars in a better position to win the Premier League with one game on hand for each of the remaining clubs, after all matches played and unplayed by Ocean Boys were cancelled.

The League table made showed that Pillars FC, with a game against Sunshine Stars FC in Akure, have 61 points.

Pillars’ closest rivals, Lobi Stars of Makurdi, have 57 points with a game on hand against Kaduna United.

Rangers FC of Enugu, which have Sharks of Port Harcourt to contend with in their last match, are third on the log with 55 points.

``The Flying Antelopes” as they are popularly called, which beat the Yenagoa team home and away, have automatically lost six points due to Ocean Boys expulsion.

Officials of Rising Stars had earlier protested the decision of the Abdulrasaq Wopa-led Committee set up by the NPL to investigate the matter, after Ocean Boys were asked to replay the game.

NAN reports that the league body has conclude arrangements to draw the curtain on the current league season in Ijebu-Ode on Sept. 7.


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