Ogbomoso - Crown FC of Ogbomoso says it will appeal the Nigeria
Football Federation Disciplinary Committee’s verdict on the controversial
Federation Cup semi-finals between FC IfeanyiUbah and the club.
The club’s Media Officer, Oyekunle Oyeleye, told the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ogbomoso that the club would explore
available legal and reasonable mechanisms to press for justice.
The committee had in its verdict on Oct. 24, cleared FC IFeanyiUbah
to play in the final of the 2016 Nigeria Federation Cup.
“We reject the verdict and will file an appeal against the
judgment. The judgement is unfair,’’ he said.
He wondered why the NFF was silent on the disallowed goal
when it admitted that the match officials acted unprofessionally in the way
they officiated the game.
The media officer said that Crown management will pursue the
case to a logical conclusion for posterity’s sake.
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Oyeleye said that the club would not relent until justice
“If it takes only Crown FC to stand up to injustice, decay,
un- professionalism and favouritism, we shall do that for we know posterity
will someday judge each person accordingly.
“We are prepared to make an academic history from this very
case so much that generations yet unborn will sometime make it a discourse for
“We are not fighting because the judgement of the
Disciplinary Committee did not favour us, rather, for perpetual assault on
Nigeria football by a class of bourgeoisie murdering football for parochial
interest,’’ he said.
The committee had ruled that the 1-2 results in favour of FC
IfeanyiUbah stands and consequently awarded the sum of N200,000 against the
petitioner for encroachment.
The committee equally referred the Match Commissioner and
Referees to the various disciplinary committees for unprofessional conduct
during the match.
It said that the officials having been found to have acted
unprofessionally were referred to the NFF Referees Committee for Disciplinary
It said that they should not be appointed for any match
until the outcome of the committee’s decision.
The committee, however, said that all parties had the right
to appeal its decision if not satisfied with the verdict.
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