November 28, 2022



NNL: Give us justice, JM Liberty cries out over Adamawa United utilizing non-license gamers

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Nigeria Nationwide League campaigner, JM Liberty FC of Makurdi has  cried out to the chieftains of the Nigeria Soccer Federation, (NFF)  headed by Melvin Amaju Pinnick,  the Nigeria Nationwide League (NNL) and nicely which means soccer stakeholders within the nation  demanding justice of their match in opposition to Adamawa United in Week 20 of the 2021/22 NNL season.

JM Liberty FC in its petition to the Chief Working Officer, NNL, Emmanuel Adesanya claimed that Adamawa United incapability to offer legitimate license within the stated match performed at Atiku Abubakar Stadium, Fufore in Adamawa state is sufficient causes to upturned the results of the match of their favour.

The stated match was initially fastened for Wednesday however was later rescheduled for Thursday morning by the NNL with the homers, Adamawa United profitable by 2-1.

JM Liberty who plies their commerce within the NNL Group A 2 claimed that Adamawa United performed the match with solely 13 legitimate license introduced on the match venue. “Adamawa United dressed 20 gamers for the match out of which 7 gamers didn’t have any license”

The president of the Makurdi facet, Jeremiah Avungu, quoted the foundations and regulation guiding the NNL league to our correspondent.

In keeping with him, “the NNL in her round 202 dated 13th Could, 2022 warned in sturdy phrases that solely legitimate license shall be accepted within the remaining a part of the league.”

Avungu alleged that the match commissioner Shuaibu Mohammed (Gombe state) was nearly turning to “kill-joy” to the workforce by irritating all their efforts to get justice claiming to be appearing on directives from above.

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“The match commissioner thwarted all our efforts even after we are telling him that we need to protest .He made life tough for us. He was completely biased in opposition to us and annoyed all our efforts even after we have now known as the NNL Secretariat. He gave us a improper quantity as his cellphone quantity. That is extremely unbecoming of any person that’s purported to be above board,” Avungu stated.

He cited the case between Ottasolo vs Bayelsa United and Ekiti United vs Ibom Youths the place the NNL awarded boardroom factors to Bayelsa and Ibom Youths after  Ottasolo and Ekiti United failed to offer legitimate license for his or her house matches.

Rule 11.13 says “ the eligibility of a participant to characteristic for a membership in league matches shall be confirmed upon issuance of a participant license in favour of the registering membership.

The membership pray that since Adamawa United couldn’t present license for his or her gamers and had been dressed for the match the NNL ought to graciously award 3 factors and three objectives to JM Liberty FC because of the priority that had been earlier established within the league.