DECISION OF THE NFF DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 8TH JULY, 2022 AT PARKVIEW HOTEL, WUSE ZONE 1

In the matter between Dakkada Int’l FC Vs. Kano Pillars FC in the match played between Kano Pillars FC Vs. Dakkada Int’l FC. The Committee rules as follows:                                                                                                                

FINDING:

1.         That Kano Pillars FC failed to control its officials and ensure proper conduct during the match which resulted in the assault of a match official.

2.         That the former chairman of Kano Pillars FC, Suraj Yahaya assaulted Assistant Referee 1 (Daramola Olalekan) during the course of the match.

3.         That Mr. Uchenna Iyioke, a League Management Company Delegate at the instance of Kano Pillars FC officials lost valuables.

4.         That officials of Kano Pillars FC damaged a camera (Sony HD Full HD 1920×1080) belonging to Dakkada Int’l FC.

5.         That the assault of an Assistant Referee 1 (Daramola Olalekan) by the former Chairman of Kano Pillars FC (Suraj Yahaya) is an act capable of bringing the game to disrepute.

6.         That the conduct of the Match Commissioner, Central Referee and the Assistant Referee 1 regarding the scoreline at the end of the match and the circumstances surrounding the report of the match under review left much to be desired.

7.         That the League Management Company in her summary jurisdiction of 17th April 2022 in matchday 23 fixture between Kano Pillars FC and Katsina United FC imposed a sanction of forfeiture of three (3) points accruing to the club in the event of any similar breach. In this case, loss of property or valuables which they failed to implement.

8.         That the Assistant Referee 1 despite the purported threat had no justification to have retracted or withdrew his decision after recognizing the goal scored by Dakkada Int’l FC in the 92nd minute of play as a legitimate goal.

9.         That the Central Referee has no justification to disallow the goal scored by Dakkada Int’l FC in the 92nd minute after adjudging it as a legitimate goal.

10.     That the inability of the Central Referee to maintain his decision on the outcome of the match, wherein he wrote two conflicting reports, has brought the game of football into disrepute.

DECISION:

In view of the above findings, the Committee decides as follows:

1.         The NFF Disciplinary Committee adopts the summary jurisdiction of the League Management Company dated 25th June, 2022 with respect to Match Day 31 Fixture involving Kano Pillars FC Vs. Dakkada Int’l FC, particularly paragraphs a – g of their decision.

2.         That the Match Officials, particularly the Match Commissioner, Centre Referee and the Assistant Referee 1 are hereby suspended for One (1) year from all football related activities with immediate effect, the Match Commissioners and Referee Appointment Committees are by this decision put on notice.

3.         That despite the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the goal scored by Dakkada Int’l FC at the 92nd minute the committee lacks the power to reinstate or award a goal.

4.         The Committee awards the sum of a One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N150,000.00) only as compensation for their damaged camera (Sony HD Full HD 1920×1080).

5.         The Committee having found that Kano Pillars FC officials destroyed camera (Sony HD Full HD 1920×1080) belonging to Dakkada Int’l FC and lost valuables belonging to Uchenna Iyioke hereby activates the three (3) points suspended sentence contained in the summary jurisdiction of the League Management Company between Kano Pillars FC and Katsina United FC in matchday 23 fixtures dated the 17th day of April, 2022. Particularly paragraph 5(k) to wit: “In the event of any further similar breach of the League Rules, Kano Pillars FC shall forfeit three (3) points from the points accruing to the club in addition to any other sanctions that may be deemed appropriate”.

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

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