Giwa FC Face Possible Premier League Expulsion

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[caption id="attachment_8450" align="alignnone" width="696"]Giwa FC[/caption]

Nigerian Premier League side Giwa FC is set to be banned from the Nigeria Football Professional League (NPFL), after the club failed to show up for three consecutive games.

The Jos based side stayed away from Wednesday’s clash with Enyimba at Ilorin, after missing previous clashes between Wikki Torurists and Akwa United without any acceptable reason.

The League Management Company’s Article 13.7 states that “If a club fails to honour two consecutive matches without an acceptable reason to LMC, such a club shall be expelled from the league.”

Recall that they were sanctioned for misconduct in their Match Day 12 fixture against Enugu Rangers, and part of their punishment was a three-game ban from their Rwang Pam ground to Ilorin but refused to honour the first two games it was to play.

Last week, the League Management Company (LMC) formally cautioned Giwa they risked expulsion from the league.

Meanwhile, the club have apologized to the LMC and agreed to play their Matchday 18 game against Enyimba that was slated for Ilorin yesterday afternoon, and the other two games that were missed.

A press statement from media officer David King, reads: “Giwa FC has written to inform the League Management Com pany (LMC) that it has accepted to play its match day 18 with Enyimba Int’l.

“The club pleaded that the date of the match be rescheduled to enable the team play the match, but not in Ilorin.

“The club promised to do its best to uphold the integrity of the league for the good of the game too.

“In a statement signed by the Secretary of the Club, Samson Adamu, Giwa FC regretted all inconveniences caused league.

“Giwa FC of Jos also pleaded for an independent commission to be set up by LMC to look into the cases of the last two matches that were missed earlier with a view to allowing a replay based on arising conditions.

“Giwa FC says as a law abiding club it promises to uphold the integrity of the league.”

The club has since been ensnared in the NFF leadership tussle after Chairman Chris Giwa’s desperate fight to be head of the embattled football body.