By Sab Osuji:
The Organizing and Disciplinary Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday handed out a fine og N1m on Gateway United Football Club of Abeokuta for their refusal to play their Nigeria National League match day 14 away tie against ABS Ilorin on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The O&D also ordered that the botched match should be replayed at the same Kwara State Stadium, Ilorin on Wednesday November 9 behind closed doors.
Rising from their meeting in Abuja on Thursday, the committee, headed by former NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu, reprimanded the home team, ABS Ilorin, for arbitrarily increasing the ticket fee to between N10, 000 and N15, 000.
The committee further warned Ogun State Commissioner for Sports, Afolabi Afuape, saying his conduct on the day of the match was unbecoming of a man of his status.
The winner of the match will pick the promotion ticket from the NNL B2 for a place in next year’s Nigeria Professional Football League.