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Appeals committee communicates decisions on pending NNL cases

12 November 2015, 11:09

Abuja - The barrister Ibrahim Eddy Mark led Appeals Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, has officially communicated the Nigeria National League its findings and decisions on the separate appeals lodged by Kogi United and Plateau United, News24 reports.

The Appeals committee following its findings, has found merit in the Appeal of Plateau United FC and the Appeal upheld, stating that the result of the match 2-1,in favour of Plateau United stands and that it has set aside all the decisions of the Disciplinary Committee. With a note that there can be no further appeal on the case.

It cited Article 70, NFF Statutes, 2010.

In the appeal case filed by Kogi United against Adamawa United played on the 19th August, the committee after its findings had the appeal dismissed and upheld the decision of the Disciplinary Committee.

The Appeals Committee however, noted that there can be no further appeal on the case. It cited Article 70, NFF Statutes, 2010.

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Meanwhile, chairman of the Nigeria National League, High chief Emeka Inyama has heaved a sigh of relief following the prolonged protest and appeals from various clubs in the second tier League that has delayed the conclusion of the 2014/15 season.

“I am extremely happy that all of that has come to a closed case and that we can now forge ahead with our plans to have the League ended, it was indeed a disturbing period for us but here we are now that we can put all that behind us “

“I salute the Barrister Green led Disciplinary committee and the Appeals Committee, led by Barrister Irahim Eddy Mark, for a thorough job. And the clubs too for complying and helping us move forward.”

Chief Emeka disclosed that strong signs are showing that the much awaited Super Four will hold in Abuja next week, though the NNL is yet to fix the date.

With this development, Plateau United, Ikorodu United, Niger Tornadoes, and MFM FC, will slug it out in the Super Four to enable the NNL confirm the overall champion for the 2014/15 campaign.

- News24


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