Akwa Utd To Appeal Stadium Ban

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The management of Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL side, Akwa United has vowed to appeal against the side’s banishment by the League Management Company, LMC.

The league body Tuesday wielded the big stick on the Uyo-based by ordering them to play their home matches at the Rojenny Stadium, Oba, Anambra State.

They will play theirfor the remainder of the ongoing season as well as forfeit of three points and three goals to Warri Wolves in the disputed Matchday 16 tie at the Uyo Township Stadium.

However, chairman of the side, Isong Isang said the LMC lacked the power to act as it did in the disputed game between his side and Warri Wolves.

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“Of course, the League Management Company doesn’t have the right to impose the punishment on Akwa United. That right lies with the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF Organising and Disciplinary Committee, O&D. The best LMC could do is to refer any case before them to the appropriate authority and not to sit over it and pronounce mind-boggling punishment.

“We’ll duly appeal against the LMC decision and I’m sure after the organising and disciplinary committee would have taken into cognisance the weighty evidences we’ll table before them that unprecedented decision will be upturned.

“Everything that went wrong on the matchday was master-minded by the opponents. We’ll expose them at the right time. The LMC deliberately avoided taking our own side of the story in reaching their decision. It’s shocking to commonsense and a rational mind that a side that was leading comfortably 2-0 will go and attack the referee,

Akwa United are third from the bottom in the 20-team primary league on 20 points from a possible 51 and will be playing hosts to Kwara United at their new home in Oba in the NPFL Matchday 18 game.

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