FOUR NIGERIAN CLUBS TO BE INVESTIGATED FOR MATCH-FIXING AFTER 79-0, 67-0 RESULTS

Both winning sides began the tournament with 2-0 wins, before holding each other to a 0-0 stalemate. This meant that if both clubs won their final games, it would come down to goal difference.

But despite Plateau’s second-half goal-rate averaging at an alarming goal every 40 seconds and technically placing them top, all four clubs will instead face disciplinary action.

The NFF called the scores from Monday’s tournament in the northeastern city of Bauchi “a mind-boggling show of shame”.

“This is a scandal of huge proportions,” NFF vice president Mike Umeh said.

“The four teams involved are suspended immediately and indefinitely, pending further sanctions. We will investigate this matter thoroughly and get to the bottom of it.”

“The teams involved, their players and officials, match officials, (tournament) coordinator and anyone found to have played some role in this despicable matter (will) be severely dealt with,” NFF director of competitions Mohammed Sanusi added.

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