BREAKING NEWS: Giwa FC expelled from NPFL

NPFL By: Ayodeji Tunde | 20/05/2016

Giwa-Fc Giwa FC has been expelled from 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football league season, the League Management has announced.  The LMC on Friday stated that Giwa FC were expelled from League after failing to honour three consecutive home games after being banished to Ilorin owing to crowd violence. The three fixtures, Giwa FC failed to honour, being in Ilorin against Wikki (MD14), Akwa Utd (MD16) and Enyimba (MD18). The 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,he LMC said it failed to meet NPFL‬ provision requesting for a shift in game 72 hours before the said game holds. The LMC ruled that for failing to honour the fixture with Enyimba, Giwa FC will pay a fine of N10 million. While teh LMC says Giwa FC have 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 against Enyimba.