Another Match-fixing Scandal Hits NLO, FCT Clubs Beautiful Tour FC, Hypebuzz FC Under Investigation
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Another match-fixing scandal could rock Nigeria’s Division 3 League, the Nationwide League One, NLO just less than a week after two clubs from Kaduna State were sanction for compromising their match, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
This Is as the the league organisers have put the match between Hypebuzz FC and Beautiful Tour FC both of Federal Capital Territory, FCT under investigation for probable compromise.
The match in ‘Group H2A” saw Hypebuzz FC thrash Beautiful Tour 6-1 to go top of the group on the last day of the group matches.
The score line, which ensured that the Hypebuzz FC topped the group with same points as Kings FC and Police Machine FC, (13 points) has enlisted the attention of the league organisers who have threatened to sanction both clubs if found culpable
“The Nationwide League One Secretariat hereby wish to draw your attention to the above listed league match played on 15th May 2023 in Bwari Stadium.
“The Nationwide League One Secretariat has placed the match under review, this was due to unusual high number of goals scored in the match being the last match of the group.
“The Nigeria Football Federation Technical department will study the full 90 minutes to detect if there are any elements of compromise.
“This decision shall be communicated to Nigeria Football Federation for further sanctions,” NLO Secretariat said in a statement on Monday
It could be recalled that two clubs from Kaduna State, ABU Workers FC and Ambassadors FC were last week found guilty of match fixing.
While both clubs were fined ₦500, 000 each, ABU Workers FC coaches and players in the matchday list were banned for two years from football related activities