CAF Bans Nigerian Referee, Joseph Ogabor For Attempted Match Manipulation

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has banned a Nigerian referee, Joseph Ogabor, for one year over an alleged attempt to manipulate a match he officiated.

According to CAF’s website on Sunday, the decision follows investigations conducted and evidence submitted by the South African match officials of the said match, who were contacted by Ogabor to provide “technical assistance” to the Nigerian team.

Ogabor has received a blow from the continental’s football governing body three weeks after presiding over a confederation cup clash between Plateau United and USM Alger played on April 7, 2018, in Lagos.

Also, Plateau United was cautioned to refrain from the practice of hospitality gifts which tend to create the wrong impression.

Meanwhile, the South African Football Association have been ordered to render an apology to the NFF after investigations proved there was no evidence of whatsoever of any official of the NFF regarding an allegation of $30,000 bribe.

NNL Warns Football Clubs Against Assault On Officials

NNLThe board of the Nigeria National League (NNL) has read the riot act to clubs participating in the league saying an assault on match officials will now attract a fine of one million naira to be paid within 14 days in addition to the banishment of such teams.

Chairman of the Nigeria National League (NNL), Mr Emeka Inyama, who announced this in Abuja, said that the board can no longer tolerate the increasing assault on match officials by some football clubs and their fans.

In a communique made available to journalists, the board resolved that in view of the pending disciplinary matters, inspection of stadia with defects and to allow for the rescheduling of outstanding matches, the second phase of the league will now kick off on July 25.

The board further warned all clubs indebted to the league in any manner to clear such indebtedness before the resumption of the second round or risk been barred from further participating in the Nigeria National League.