Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Nigeria suspends teams over 'outrageous' 79-0 and 67-0 scorelines

The NFL suspended four teams involved in outrageous scorelines after two lower league clubs chasing promotion and needing to boost their goal differences won games 79-0 and 67-0.

NFL has released a statement saying "anyone found to have played some role in this despicable matter" would be "severely dealt with".

In the matches, played at the same time, Plateau United Feeders reportedly scored 72 of their goals in the second half to beat Akurba FC 79-0. Police Machine swept 61 goals past Babayaro FC in the second 45 minutes of their 67-0 game.

The NFF called it "a mind-boggling show of shame" and said players, match officials and the tournament coordinator would be investigated for match-fixing.

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