As amateur clubs resumes qualification competition into Division Three of the Nationwide League which will commence next week Monday in eight centres across the six Geo-Political zones in Nigeria.
The board of the Nationwide League has warned players, clubs and match officials to avoid any act of misconduct that might bring the game to disrepute.
A statement released by its spokesperson Francis Achi quotes the Chief Operating Officer of the league Olushola Ogunnowo, as warning players,clubs and match officials that will participate in the tournament to
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adhere strictly to the rules and regulations of the game
“The qualification into the Division 3 of the Nationwide League will begin next week across eight venues in the six Geo-Political zones of the country. This is a very important tournament and the board of the NLO had sent warning to all the participating teams, their players and the match officials appointed to administer the game.”
Ogunnowo,promised that the disgraceful incidents that occurred during the 2013 edition where four clubs, their players and match officials were banned for life will not happen again.
In 2013, results of match fixing were recorded in the game between Police Machine FC of Yola and Bubayero FC of Gombe which ended 67-0, while Plateau United Feeders walloped Akurba United FC of Lafia 79-0, all in their bid to gain promotion into the Nationwide League Division 3.
All the players, clubs officials and match officials that participated in the matches were banned for life