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New law to curb corruption in football

11 September 2013, 13:34

Abuja - The ministry of sport and the League Management Company (LMC) announced plans to put in place an anti-corruption law they are hopeful will curb the mismanagement of funds by club football administrators in the country.

Officials said the, law, which would be effective “soon”, would when operational end some misconduct among club and match officials.

“We want to make specific anti-corruption laws for football and by the time the law comes out one will see changes in the league.

"The LMC, in its normal way, will not provide much details at present but by the time the law it comes out, the result will be a bang,” LMC Chief Executive Officer, Salihu Abubakar, said.

According to him, the proposed law was necessitated by the perceived corruption in the national domestic football league.

In July, four teams and match officials received indefinite bans from the sport after about 150 goals were scored in two matches.

The games were the play-offs for promotion to the basement division of Nigeria's Nationwide League. Machine FC scored 67 goals against Bubayaro, including 61 in just 45 second-half minutes.

Elsewhere Plateau United Feeders hammered 79 goals past Akurba FC in another unusual match.

“The Nigerian League would be better in the long run when the law takes effect,” assured Abubakar.

- CAJ News


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