Lagos - The Nigeria Football Federation Disciplinary
Committee has come down hard on Giwa FC on various degrees of offences.
With the visitors leading by a lone goal, match Officials
and players were held under siege as fans hurled missiles on to the pitch,
venting their frustrations with the Referee in the Giwa FC and Enugu Rangers
match in Jos on April 17.
The game was suspended and subsequently abandoned in the
74th minute as the home side trailed.
The disciplinary committee said on Thursday that In the
matter between LMC Vs. Giwa FC on Match Day 12; Match No: 115, the Committee
Rules “That Giwa FC shall pay a fine of N2,000,000 (Two Million Naira Only) to
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“That Giwa FC shall pay the Sum of N650,000 to offset the
expenses of the match officials to the LMC.
“That Giwa FC shall pay the Sum of N1, 000,000 (One Million
Naira) Only to offset the expenses incurred by Rangers International FC.
“That an order that the match, which lasted for 74 minutes,
shall count as a completed fixture i.e the goals so far recorded (0-1) shall be
the final score for the match. This is pursuant to Rule B13.55 which states
that ‘ the LMC may order a league match
which for whatever reason lasts for less than 90 minutes to count as a completed fixture or to be replayed’
In the match day 14 fixture, Giwa FC boycotted the game
against Wikki Tourists, and as a result, the committee ruled that “in line with
Rule B 13:25 of the Frame Work and Rules of the NPFL the Committee Rules that
Giwa FC shall forfeit to Wikki Tourists FC the three points as well as three
goals arising from the match.
“Giwa FC shall pay a fine of N250,000 (Two Hundred and Fifty
Thousand Naira Only) being the sum of expenses including stadium hire, security
and logistics incurred in respect of the match to the LMC.
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