league season, the League Management Company (LMC) has announced. The
LMC on Friday stated that Giwa FC was expelled from League after
failing to honour three consecutive home games after being banished to
Ilorin owing to crowd violence that greeted their game against Enugu
The development falls short of the rules of the LMC.
The three fixtures Giwa FC failed to honour were those against Wikki (MD14), Akwa Utd (MD16) and Enyimba (MD18).
LMC noted that Giwa FC were banished to Ilorin to play three
consecutive home games after disturbances in its match day 12 game with
Rangers which was not concluded in Jos.
Though Giwa FC sent a letter
to have its game against Enyimba rescheduled, the LMC said it failed to
meet NPFL provision that clears spells out that requesting for a shift
in game must come 72 hours before the said game holds.
The LMC further ruled that for failing to honour the fixture with Enyimba, Giwa FC will pay a fine of N10 million.
the LMC gave Giwa FC the right to appeal their expulsion from the
League within 48 hours, it said that all matches involving Giwa FC,
played or unplayed, have been suspended without prejudice to the final
determination of the matter on the club’s failure to honour the game
Meanwhile, the LMC has offered to proportionally
compensate all clubs that have played Giwa FC to date and also review
the matter of registered players currently contracted to Giwa FC.
the light of these developments, the LMC said Giwa FC will forfeit all
monetary earnings due to it this season from the League.