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Published On: Sun, Apr 20th, 2014

Kwara United wants referees sanction

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Kwara United have demanded the immediate suspension of assistant referee (AR), Hannah Elaigwu of the FCT Council for her display in week 11 Nigeria National League (NNL), game involving the Afonja Warriors and Plateau United in Jos on Saturday.

The Club in a Statement yesterday by their spokesman, Olayinka Owolewa said Elaigwu continued involvement in the game in the future would bring the game to disrepute and deny it the beauty of it.

The statement expressed the believe that Elaigwu who was the AR 2 in the match was firmly against the team, harassing the players unnecessarily from the dressing room of the visitors.

United claimed that Elaigwu disallowed a goal the Centre Referee (CR), Ibrahim Musa from Katsina had pointed at the centre for a goal.

The goal according to the statement was scored from a free kick taken by Obadaki Halilu whose cross had found Hamza Rasheed after Plateau United goalkeeper had missed his chance to pick up the ball on the air before Segun Alebiosu found the back of the net.

The statement stressed that after the poor display by Elaigwu in disallowing the goal, she then also denied the visitors another scoring opportunity after another Kwara United player had been brought down in front of the 18yard box, which was suppose to be a free kick.

The Club also asked Hannah Elaigwu to explain why she ran to the security men immediately after the blast of the final whistle if she has not done anything wrong during the course of the game.

Kwara United was however, full of praises for the Centre Referee, Ibrahim Musa from Katsina

The Club expressed the confidence that such display Musa put up in the match is further needed in the course of the league as the NNL remain the bedrock of the Premier League

The statement urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and NNL to closely monitor the progress of the nation’s lower league cadre

The Club also expressed confidence in Nigerian Referees and promised to continue to be a law abiding club in all future involvement in the league at all levels.


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