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10-07-2013, 09:16:35
Nigerian clubs suspended after 'scandalous' scorelines

Four clubs involved in two play-off matches that ended 79-0 and 67-0 respectively - a total of 146 goals - have been suspended in Nigeria.
Plateau United Feeders were 79-0 victors over Akurba FC while Police Machine FC demolished Bubayaro FC 67-0.

"It is unacceptable - a scandal of huge proportions," said Muke Umeh, chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) Organising Committee.
"The teams are suspended indefinitely, pending further sanctions."

Plateau United Feeders and Police Machine went into the matches level on points, with promotion to the lowest tier of the Nationwide League Division at stake.

Feeders scored 72 of their goals in the second half, while Police Machine reportedly scored 61 times after the break in their game.
The results meant that Plateau edged above Police Machine on goal difference.

Umeh added: "We will investigate this matter thoroughly and get to the bottom of it."

The NFF's director of competitions, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, gave assurances that the Organising Committee would hand out severe sanctions on all persons and institutions indicted by the investigation.

"The teams involved, their players and officials, match officials, coordinator and anyone found to have played some role in this despicable matter would be severely dealt with," Sanusi said.

Gotta love the team names!:D

10-07-2013, 11:42:33
I would except nothing but corruption from the Police Machine.

10-07-2013, 12:19:17
It famously only takes a second to score a goal, so those are actually quite low scores.

11-07-2013, 13:38:18

Nigerian football team thrashed 67-0 is disbanded by owner (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23253562)

The owner of a Nigerian side beaten 67-0 in a vital match has disowned and disbanded the club.
Bubayaro lost heavily to Police Machine, who were looking to secure promotion to the lowest tier of the Nationwide League Division.
Machine's promotion rivals Plateau United Feeder won their match against Akruba, played simultaneously, 79-0.
Nigeria's football authorities have suspended all four clubs involved, calling the results "mind-boggling".

Police Machine needed to win and outscore Plateau United Feeder, but the final results would have seen the latter promoted on goal difference.
The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has imposed an indefinite ban on the four clubs and struck the results from the records, with further investigations promised.
Feeder scored 72 of their goals in the second half, while Police Machine found the net 61 times after the break in their match.
Bubayaro owner Shuaibu-Gara Ahmed Gombe, who was in Lagos and not at his club's game, said he had ordered the team not to play the match but he was ignored by team officials.
"As soon as I heard the result, I disbanded the team," he told BBC Sport.
"It's disappointing that some people would bring the game to disrepute out of desperation."
He added: "I have written a petition to the (state) police in Bauchi to investigate this shame and arrest anyone found to be involved."
It is also claimed that attempts to make arrests after the Bubayaro match were thwarted when players and officials disappeared immediately after full-time.
Some who attended the two matches reported incidents including questionable refereeing decisions, inexplicable added time and club officials rather than ball boys returning balls into play immediately after goals had been scored.

A journalist who saw Bubayaro's defeat against Police Machine, and who asked not to be identified in order to protect his own safety, told BBC Sport: "In the second half, we started witnessing outrageous own goals, free-kicks and terrible goalkeeping.
"Feeders blasted goal after goal past Bubayaro. Officials of the club turned into emergency ball boys, instead of retrieving the ball from the net, they quickly threw another ball into the centre circle.
"It was ridiculous, because the losing side didn't make any effort and the officiating was abysmal, with controversial calls being made and unaccounted additional minutes played.

"Some people were on their mobile phones updating officials at the other venue."

The NFF called the situation a "mind-boggling show of shame" and said players, match officials and the tournament coordinator will be investigated for match-fixing.
NFF's organising committee chairman Mike Umeh said: "It is unacceptable - a scandal of huge proportions. The teams are suspended indefinitely, pending further sanctions.
"We will investigate this matter thoroughly and get to the bottom of it."

This is even better than the initial story!:lol:

11-07-2013, 13:49:34
they would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for those meddling kids

11-07-2013, 16:01:53
The best part is the thinking people wouldn't notice the scores.

11-07-2013, 19:57:06

Good job these guys weren't involved.

12-07-2013, 02:05:04
Nigeria has phones?

12-07-2013, 13:09:14
ithink so

12-07-2013, 14:03:05
banks, wire transfer, probably phones too