Lagos - Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs, Sharks and Dolphins will not participate in the 2013 Federation Cup after they were disqualified by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday, Supersport.com reports.
A release made available to supersort.com by the NFF made it clear that both clubs will be barred from taking part as the Rivers State Football Association (home federation of the two clubs) did not adhere to the regulations regarding the preliminaries of the competition.
“The 2013 preliminary matches of the Federation Cup were officiated by unqualified/registered referees. This therefore means that no preliminary matches were played in the state in accordance with the rules and regulations governing the competition,” the release signed by Mohammed Sanusi, Director of competitions NFF organising committee read.
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