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2016 NWFL: No club is bigger than rules

Abuja – Ayo Adbulrahaman, the Secretary, Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), on Thursday in Abuja said that no club in the competition was bigger than its laid down rules.

Adbulrahaman said that clubs must obey the rules and regulation no matter how vibrant or old they were in the league.

He spoke against the backdrop of the walkover of Sasdatu Kolo Amazon against State House FC in Abuja.

“All clubs owners know the rules of the game; a club that fails to honour three matches or lose certain number of matches, such a club will be relegated.

“We all know these rules and we have many of them, we treat clubs appropriately, we appreciate the level of changes, we want to do comprehensive work in this season,’’ he said.

Adbulrahaman said the Match Day Five fixture between State House FC of FCT and FC Sasdatu Kolo Amazon of Minna in Group A of the NWPL has been considered a walkover.

“As far I am concerned, that game has been played because the coach of State House requested for little time because he had difficulty in securing finance to host it.

“We contacted the FCT FA and they gave them five days; they were supposed to play on July 16 but it was shifted to July 22 yet they failed to pay the indemnities.

“On the expected date, the away team and the match officials were there on the pitch yet, they could not pay the required indemnities.

“The rule is very clear that clubs must obey the rules of the game, so the league has upheld the walkover in favour of Sasdatu Kolo Amazon ,’’ he said.

NWPL will resume the second round of the league on July 30.


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