Tuesday, 9 July 2013

INTERNATIONAL DISGRACE: Nationwide League Football Records 79-0 & 67-0 Win In Seperate Matches

Two matches in Nigeria’s Amateur league game witnessed a combined, mind-boggling total of 146 goals.

The Bauchi center of the 2012/2013 Nigeria Nationwide League play off into Division three which kicked up last Thursday with four teams Bubayero of Gombe, Plateau Feeder team, Akurba united of Nasarawa and Police Machine of Adamawa recorded a serious embarrassment to the league.
The drama started when Plateau Feeder team takes on Akurba United in their last group match at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium having defeated Bubayaro of Gombe 2-0 and played goalless draw with Police Machine of Adamawa while Police Machine had earlier beaten Akurba United 2-0 and need a win against Bubayero of Gombe which was played at Games village pitch.
The decision of the center coordinator to order the playing of the last two matches simultaneously to avoid any match fixing did not work as Police Machine recorded an embrassement win of 67 goals to nothing despite ending the first half with just 6-0 win.
The match between Plateau Feeder team and Akurba United recorded an international disgrace as the match that produced a 7-0 first half win in favour of Plateau ended with a 79 uncontested goals to nothing. Facts emerged from the match shows that the second half of the two matches was played from the center to the net of the losers, forcing the referees to operate from the center arc to the 18yard box of the losing teams.
What makes the match looks very ugly was the clear evidence in the last two matches as no contest from the teams instead players of Bubayero of Gombe and Akurba of Nasarawa aided their opponents to score as many goals as they can, to make the matches worst the defenders of the losing side registered their names in the score sheet against their teams.
Briefing sportswriters immediately after the two controversial matches the Bauchi center coordinator Hon. Tanko Maiyaki who looks disturbed said all the matches played in Bauchi center have been cancelled while the four teams that participated in the competition have been suspended indefinitely pending the final decision of the Nationwide League Board.
Nigerian Pilot correspondent saw the players of Plateau Feeder team and Akurba United rushing to get out of the stadium when they noticed that the coordinator of the center had started consulting the chief security officer of the Bauchi FA for their possible arrest as stipulated by the world soccer governing body on any match fixing noticed.

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