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NFF reinstates Remo Stars, Wikki’s points, upholds Bayelsa deduction

THE Nigeria Football Federation disciplinary committee has reviewed some of the decisions of the Interim Management Committee of the Nigeria Premier Football League and ruled in favour of Remo Stars and Wikki Tourists.

However, the committee upheld the IMC’s decision against Bayelsa United, who had three points deducted for fan violence.

Remo Stars had been deducted three points for alleged assault on match officials during the NPFL fixture against Gombe United in Ikenne, but the NFF disciplinary committee ruled that there was not enough evidence to support the claim.

Therefore, the three points were reinstated, the N500,000 fine imposed on Remo Stars was set aside but the ban on their official Ekene Abubakar Adams for his role in the incident was affirmed.

On the part of Wikki Tourists, the club had their three points initially deducted for alleged violence against Bayelsa United reinstated, also for inadequate evidence.

The disciplinary committee also revoked the N1 million fine imposed on the club but upheld the closure of the Tafawa Balewa Stadium to fans until the end of the season.

Wikki Tourists will play their home games behind closed doors as punishment for their fans throwing objects onto the pitch during a match.

In addition to affirming the IMC’s three-point deduction against Bayelsa United for not providing adequate security in their match versus Doma United in Yenagoa, the NFF disciplinary committee also extended the one-year ban imposed on Joseph Zidogha to two years.

However, the order closing the Samson Siasia Stadium to fans indefinitely was lifted.

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