Debate: Is Life Ban For Players Involved In Match Fixing Justified?

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Monday came down heavily on the players and officials of the four Nigeria Nation Wide League Division 3 clubs that … Continue reading Debate: Is Life Ban For Players Involved In Match Fixing Justified?


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Monday came down heavily on the players and officials of the four Nigeria Nation Wide League Division 3 clubs that were involved in the 146 goal scandal.

The players and officials, as well as, the referees got life ban for their part in the disgraceful act, while the clubs- Plateau United Feeders FC of Jos, Police Machine FC of Adamawa, Akurba FC of Lafia and Bubayaro FC of Gombe, which qualified for the NNWL Division 3 play off in Bauchi were accused of been involved in a match fixing scandal that led to the record of a total of 146 goals in two separate matches, where Plateau United defeated Akurba FC 79-0, while police machine team recorded a scandalous 67-0 margin against Bubayaro FC of Gombe.

In this debate, Sport analysts, Tunji Balogun and Ekene Enechukwu join Ken Ochonogor is examining the rational for the sanctions handed these offenders of match fixing.