After shunning Wikki clash
Giwa FC failed to turn up in Ilorin yesterday for their NPFL match against Wikki Tourists and they could now be just a game away from being expelled from the league.
Wikki thus conducted a walkover against Giwa when it was clear they will not honour the game and there was no representation from them as to why they stayed away.
However, Giwa FC reportedly appeared at the Rwang Pam Stadium for the game with Wikki Tourists of Bauchi in flagrant disobedience to sanctions leveled against them by the league organizers.
Club officials who do not want their identities revealed said they only carried out the orders of their employer Ambassador Chris Giwa and could not have done otherwise.
Though they were not allowed entry into the Stadium by the Stadium management at the time of filing this report, all 18 players selected for the game including the entire coaching department headed by Gbenga Ogunbote were still outside the premises.
According to the Framework and rules of the NPFL for the 2015/16 season, Article 13.27 clearly stipulated the consequence of missing consecutive matches without acceptable reasons to the organisers.
It reads: “If a club fails to honour two consecutive matches without an acceptable reason to LMC such a club shall be expelled from the League and its matches played and unplayed match shall be cancelled.”
And this sanction would also apply should Giwa fail to honout three cumulative matches in the season.
Article 13.28 stated: “If a Club fails to honour three matches cumulatively within the League season without an acceptable reason to the LMC such a club shall be expelled from the League and its matches played and unplayed match shall be cancelled.”