NFF Dismisses Enyimba Appeal on Three Points Awarded to Rangers Int’l

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The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Disciplinary Committee has dismissed the appeal filed by Enyimba FC against the decision of the Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, to award three points to Rangers International following the disruption of the game played on 9th June 2024 at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.

According to the committee, after their findings they decided as follows:

“That the Committee adopts the Summary Jurisdiction (Form 16) contained in paragraph 1 and upholds the One Million Naira (N1,000,000) fine against Enyimba FC for failure to ensure the proper conduct of their players, officials and supporters.

“That the Committee disagrees with the decision in Paragraph 2 of the Summary Jurisdiction Notice form 16 that the live broadcast transmission was disrupted by Enyimba FC for want of evidence. Therefore, the Five Million Naira (N5,000,000) fine imposed is hereby set aside.

“That the Committee disagrees with the decision in Paragraph 3 of the Summary Jurisdiction Notice Form 16 that the supporters of Enyimba FC threw objects into the field of play for lack of evidence. The one million naira (N1,000,000) fine is hereby set aside.

“That the Committee agrees with the decision of the Summary Jurisdiction Notice Form 16 contained in paragraph 4 against Enyimba FC for refusal to continue with the match in protest against the award of the penalty. The 3 points and 3 goals awarded in favour of Rangers International FC is hereby upheld in accordance with Article 13.26 of the NPFL Framework and Rules.

“The Committee upholds the fine of One Million Naira (N1,000,000) imposed on Enyimba FC for encroachment unto the field of play in accordance with Art.13.19 NPFL Framework and Rules.

“That the Committee agrees with the fine of Two Million Naira (N2,000,000) fine imposed on Enyimba FC for the disruption and discontinuation of the match in accordance with Article 13.24 of NPFL Framework and Rules.

“That the above decisions are without prejudice to the right of appeal.”