LMC Announces Indefinite Postponement Of Sunshine Stars Vs Wikki Match, Set To Punish Both Clubs

LMC Announces Indefinite Postponement Of Sunshine Stars Vs Wikki Match, Set To Punish Both Clubs

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By Amaechi Agbo

The League Management Company, LMC, has postponed indefinitely, the matchday 1 fixture of the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL season involving Sunshine Stars FC of Akure and Wikki Tourists of Bauchi, indefinitely.

The league organisers announced the postponement without a new date on Tuesday.

In a post on its official Facebook page, LMC noted that it would take a decision on the match which was initially billed to hold on Sunday but later shifted to Monday which could not also hold.

It however did not stipulate a definite date when the decision on the match or sanctions against the two clubs would be made.

“The League Management Company (LMC) has noted the stalemate arising from the fixture between Sunshine Stars and Wikki Tourists which was originally fixed for Sunday and subsequently rescheduled to Monday but did not hold.

“The match has now been postponed indefinitely and the LMC will review the situation and make a decision in due course,” LMC said

The Sunshine Stars of Akure vs Wikki Tourists of Bauchi Match was shifted from Sunday to Monday when it was reported that the visiting team, Wikki Tourists could not turn up for the match.

Sunshine Stars’ appeal to walk them over was not considered rather the match was rescheduled to hold on Monday, December 20, at the Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu Ode.

On the said date, the home team, Sunshine Stars refused to turn up for the match, consequently, Wikki reportedly “walked them over”.

LMC’s announcement have put to bed, in the meantime, confusion surrounding who takes the three points as both clubs await decision of the league body.

The 2021/2022 NPFL season kicked off on Friday with newcomers, Remo Stars beating MFM away in a South-West derby in Lagos.

Rangers International FC also recorded an away win against Katsina United on Sunday while defending champions, Akwa United humiliated former champions, Kano Pillars 3-0.

Matchday 2 of the new season will hold on December 26, with South East oriental derby, Enugu Rangers vs Enyimba International signposting the days schedules.

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