The management of FC Ifeanyi Ubah has in a statement responded to the sanctions imposed on the club by The League Management Company after FC Ifeanyi Ubah had walked out on a match played in Kano against the host club, Kano Pillars.
In a statement signed by the Chairman of the club, Mr. Chukwuma Ubah, the management of FC Ifeanyi Ubah accepted the sanctions and offered an unreserved apology to the The League Management Company.
The statement read in part ; In total submission to the jurisdiction of sporting authorities in Nigeria and with total commitment to the growth of the Nigeria Professional Football League, we hereby accept the sanctions imposed on us as contained in your letter dated 16th January, 2017 and will not be lodging any form of appeal against the decision of the LMC. We pledge to abide by same and submit totally to the summary jurisdiction of the LMC.
May we use this opportunity to once more, tender our unreserved apology to the League Management Company and Nigeria Football Federation for the events that culminated in the abandonment of the match between Kano Pillars and FC Ifeanyi Ubah on the 14th of January, 2017 at the Sani Abacha Stadium. As earlier stated, we have taken appropriate disciplinary actions against those responsible for the unfortunate event. We regret any inconvenience caused by our actions and commit to abide by the Framework and Rules of the Nigeria Professional Football League.