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NNL BANISHES SPOTLITE, FC ABUJA

By NBF News
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The secretariat of the Nigerian National Leaguer (NNL) yesterday descended heavily of four clubs over their violent conduct in the ongoing league season, and consequently banished them from their home grounds.

The league body in a statement signed by its Secretary, Ayo Rahaman says the offences were committed during the week 14 and 15 of the ongoing league.

The affected clubs are Spotlite FC of Katsina, which has been banished to Old Parade Ground Abuja, Enyimba Feeders which will now host its league matches at the Sam Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, Okpe United FC which has been moved to UJ Esuene Stadium and FC Abuja, whose league matches have been moved to a venue that will be announced later.

In fact, Rahaman stated that the decisions are temporary, pending the decisions of the NFF Disciplinary Committee.

'In view of the various violence that characterised week 14 and 15 of the ongoing 2010/2011 National League, as a temporary disciplinary measure, the League is left with no option (based on available reports) other than to ban the following Clubs for assault on match officials pending the determination of the matter by the disciplinary committee of the Federation:

Consequently, he announced the rescheduling of week 16 league matches involving the affected clubs as follows:

Spotlite FC versus Jarma United FC match to hold in Abuja on 14 March; Enyimba Feeders versus Bridge Boys match comes up in Benin on 13 March, while Okpe United  versus  Rising Stars ties has been rescheduled for  Calabar on 13 March, 2011.

He disclosed that the disciplinary committee of the Federation will meet on Friday the 11th of March, 2011 to thrash out the cases.