Aba - In the aftermath of an incident that occurred in the
club's 1-0 defeat to Niger Tornadoes on Saturday 10th September 2016, Enyimba
Football Club has suspended an official, Ifeanyi Kalu for unsportsmanlike
Ifeanyi Kalu who is the club first team masseur has also
been fined a month's wages following his actions and will not be part of the
Enyimba technical area till further notice.
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"Enyimba Football Club disassociates itself from his
actions and condemns the behavior in the strongest terms possible. Ours is a
club built on discipline and respect for the opposition, the match officials
and for the rules of the game and as such we have zero tolerance for anything
in the contrary. Our uttermost stance is that our players and officials
maintain a cool head regardless of provocation or other circumstances." The
club said in a statement.
"Mr Kalu has apologized for his actions but he must
face the consequences of his actions and hence will be fined a month's wages
and suspension from the Enyimba technical area."
The club also wishes to appeal the unwarranted red card
given to one of our players, Dare Ojo in the course of the incident on
Saturday. We ask that it be reversed and the performance of the Center Referee
which we see as below par, reviewed.
that Enyimba captain, Chinedu Udoji, says the club will take the remaining
league matches like a cup final.For
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