Bendel Insurance To Pay One Million fine for Bringing Nigeria National League (NNL) Super 8 To disrepute.
The Nigeria National League, NNL has fined Bendel Insurance of Benin, Edo State the sum of one million naira (N1, 000 000.00) following the encroachment and assault of match officials by its supporters in the match day 2 of the ongoing NNL Super 8 in Enugu.
Recall that supporters of the Insurance assaulted match officials at the end of regulation time in the match against Ekiti United on Friday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.
Consequently, Nigeria National League has directed that Bendel Insurance to pay one million fine within 12 hours and also to fish out the fans that attacked the match officials after the match.
In addition, Bendel Insurance FC is to identify their supporters that played major role in the assault of match officials at the end of the match against Ekiti United FC,failure of which will compel the League to ban all Bendel Insurance FC supporters from entering the stadium in their last group match in the ongoing Super8 competition.
The sanction on Bendel Insurance FC is in line with article 26.1, 26.2, 16.2 and 22.17 of the Nigeria National League rule book for bringing the super8 tournament to a disrepute.
Nigeria National League strongly noted that the refusal to comply with this directive by Bendel Insurance will attract further sanctions.
NNL Commends Baba Ijebu, Others for Supporting the League
The Nigeria National League (NNL) has commend Baba Ijebu, Enugu State government, headed by His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi “Gburugburu” and the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare for the leverage they gave its just-concluded 2020/2021 league season.
NNL Chairman, Senator Obinna Ogba while thanking the Enugu State Governor, and the entire members of his cabinet for hosting the Super Eight and promotion Playoffs said having the games staged in Enugu was timely and provided enormous relief for the nation’s most important league (NNL).
“We cannot thank the governor who happens to also be my brother enough, his executives and the whole people of Enugu State for lending their support to us, it came at the nick of time and we will remain grateful to them”.
It is on record that in 2019 the Enugu State government also hosted the then NNL Super four.
Similarly, Senator Ogba lauded the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Chief Sunday Dare who made the record, as the first sitting Sports Minister to attended the Season-ending tournament.
“It was a great gesture from the number one sports administrator of the country, the physical presence of the Minister was immense and a huge morale booster, we are indeed encouraged for his sterling appearance at the Super Eight, thank you, honourable Minister, for the show of solidarity”.
Senator Ogba also had some words of thank you to the Nigeria football federation under the leadership of Amaju Pinnick.
“I will not fail to salute the Nigeria Football Federation, which I also belong to, as a member of the board, they all came here and even those who could not make it to Enugu showed their unequivocal support.
“This goes a long way in underlining the fact that we are one United family and I’m pleased to note that it was evident from near and far “.
Premier Lotto Limited (PLL) popularly known as “Baba Ijebu” one of Nigeria’s gaming company was not left without a glowing thanks by Senator Ogba for strongly backing NNL from the start of the season.
Senator Ogba sprinkled praises on the management team of Lotto, which has over forty years combined experience in the gaming industry and has been able to leverage on such to develop, sustain and strengthen the business over the years to provide one of the biggest lotto practices in Africa.
Premier Lotto currently has one of the biggest lotto practices in Nigeria operating with over 200 principal agents supervising over 16,000 sub-agents/sales representatives spread across the western region of Nigeria. The company’s ability to pay winnings consistently has made her the leader in the gaming industry.
The NNL Boss ended his speech with a promise to take positives from any shortcomings in the course of the just-concluded season, to improve on them ahead of a better and bumper NNL in the coming 2021/2022 season.
“We had some drawbacks which prolonged the duration of last season, we want to put all that behind as we look forward to a new season “
“We hope to have an improved new season, and taking stock is our way of jump-starting preparations for the upcoming NNL Season“
Falconets Goes to Cameroon For CAR Clash
Falconets of Nigeria will on Saturday commence another race to qualify for the global tournament when they square up to their counterparts from the Central African Republic (CAR) in the city of Douala, Cameroon.
Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has not approved any stadia facility in Central African Republic as being good enough to host an international match – this has forced the country’s national teams to adopt other nations as ‘home ground’. The country’s Men ‘A’ team played Cape Verde in Douala on Day 1 of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 series, which ended 1-1.
Nigeria Falconets have played in every FIFA under 20 Women’s World Cup since the competition was launched as an Under 19 tournament in Canada in 2022, winning the silver medals in 2010 in Germany and in 2014 in Canada, and were semi finalists in 2012 in Japan.
Falconets head Coach Christopher Danjuma has picked 23 players from the group that has been training in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja for several weeks now and the contingent will fly out of Abuja on Wednesday night.
The girls from Central African Republic reached this stage of the qualifiers after Equatorial Guinea’s U20 girls withdrew from their preliminary fixture scheduled for last month.
Saturday’s encounter is slated for the Stade Japoma de Douala from 3pm Cameroon time.
List of FALCONETS PLAYERS FOR CAR CLASH IN DOUALA:
Ayomide Bakare, Monle Oyono, Inyene Etim, Oluwatosin Demehin, Omowunmi Oshobukola, Rofiat Imuran, Jumoke Alani, Angela Michael, Oluwabunmi Oladeji, Oluchi Ohaegbulem, Chidinma Ogbuchi, Rashidat Amoo, Deborah Abiodun, Philomena Yina, Anuoluwapo Salisu, Esther Onyenezide, Mercy Kalu, Joy Jerry, Chioma Sebastine, Taiwo Lawal, Mercy Idoko, Blessing Okpe, Precious Vincent
List of Plateau United Newly Signed Players
As NPFL await a new season Plateau United boost up their squad with newly signed players.
Here are the list of newly signed players in Plateau United football club.
1. Jimmy Ambrose from Wikki Tourist
2. Nwani Ikechukwu Morgan bought from Akwa United
3. Uchegu Emmanuel bought from Ifeanyi Una
4. Chimeze Izuchukwu Victor bought from MFM FC
5. Reuben Bala bought from Enyimba
6. Muh’d Muh’d Umar bought from GBS
7. Muhammad Abubakar from GBS
8. Olakunle Akala from GBS
9. Dennis Victor bought from Kano Pillars
10. Oyaleso Suraj bought from Kano Pillars
11. Babaginda Abubakar bought from Rarara FC
12. Alex Aghahowa from Lobi Stars
13. Samuel Mathias from Lobi Stars
14. Oguacha Eric Epere from ifeanyi Una
15. Haggai Katoh from Nassarawa United
16. Reuben Nicodemus joined from Nassarawa United
17. Oghene Elijah from Katrina United