NPFL Final Table: Kwara United To Drag NFF To Court

By Olayinka Owolewa on August 11, 2021

Views: 348

The Chairman of Kwara United FC of Ilorin, Kumbi Titiloye, says the club will notify the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) of its resolve to approach the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) over the decisions of its different committees to award three points and three goals to Rivers United FC of Port Harcourt.

The club confirmed this in a statement made available by the team’s head of media, Jimoh Bashir, on Tuesday in Ilorin.

The club expressed dissatisfaction over the ruling of the NFF Appeal Committee, on the issue between Jigawa Golden Stars and Rivers United, concerning the Match Day 34 encounter involving both teams.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Kwara United FC had ended the season with 65 points and plus 20 goals difference, which guarantees it a third place finish on the final table of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

But the decision of the Disciplinary Committee of the NFF had awarded three points and three goals against Jigawa Golden Stars in favour of sixth placed Rivers United, and that decision ensured they ended above both Kwara United FC and Enyimba FC, to land in second place.

NAN recalls that Jigawa Golden Stars had fielded an ineligible player who had accumulation of five yellow cards in their match against Rivers United FC in their adopted home in Kaduna, with the League Management Company (LMC) admitting not sending suspension notifications to Jigawa Golden Stars in respect of the concerned player.

In its ruling on Tuesday (Aug. 10), the Appeal Committee upheld the decision of the Disciplinary Committee, a decision that finally sealed the positions of the top three teams on the table of the 2020/2021 NPFL season, placing Kwara United FC in fourth position.

But Kwara United expressed dissatisfaction with the ruling of the Appeal Committee, and also questioned the one-sided attendance of the Committee, as well as its headship.

According to the Chairman of Kwara United FC (Kumbi Titiloye), the Chairman of Appeal Committee, Eddy Mark, is an employee of Rivers State Government, and would not be seen to have decided otherwise.

He also added that the Appeal Committee is not duly constituted because, since the new board of NFF was inaugurated, the Appeal Committee is not legal.

“Kwara United FC rejects this decision in its entirety and will put NFF on notice immediately before proceeding to Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS),” he said. (NAN)

•PHOTO: Kwara United FC of Ilorin chairman, Mr Kumbi Titiloye (middle), recently in Ilorin

Source Daily sports

Posted August 11, 2021


 

You may also like...
Rohr Confirms Signing New Nigeria Deal

Niger Tornadoes awaits "tantalizing" Sunshine Stars test

Italy Spank Sorry Albania

Ahmed Musa scores as CSKA Moscow remain atop...

Tokyo Olympics: Minister Apologises To Disqualified Athletes, Pledges...

Sunday Faleye declared missing

 

Latest News Super Falcons, Banyana Battle For Maiden Aisha Cup Trophy Osimhen Strikes Again As Napoli Demolish Udinese Why Akwa Crashed Out Of Champions League — Boboye Mendy Reveals Secret Behind Success At Chelsea Araujo Rescues Point For Woeful Barca Against Granada Liverpool’s Thiago Out With Calf Injury Juventus, Atletico Madrid Keeping Close Tabs On Saka Tuchel Says Pulisic Doubtful For Chelsea, Villa Clash D’Tigress Beat Angola To Qualify For Women’s AfroBasket Quarter-Finals CAF Confederation Cup: Gov. Diri Motivates Victorious Bayelsa United With N14m Bonus, Redeems Bus Pledge To State Football Teams Pele ‘Punching The Air’ And Getting ‘Better Every Day’ James In Talks To Quit Everton For Qatar

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (48,985 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (40,290 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (38,774 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (38,714 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (38,411 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (38,131 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (37,914 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (37,201 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (36,737 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (35,723 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (33,977 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (33,434 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (380) Basketball (246) Boxing (666) Columnists (641) Euro Soccer Update (12162) Fans Assembly (6) From the Grassroots (64) Golf (101) Interviews (16) Live Commentary (6) News (7372) NPL Glo Premier League (1293) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (9) Tennis (815)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media