Association to prosecute match fixing refs, match commissioners

The NFF is angered by the constant reports of match fixing in the country and has resolved to prosecute anyone found caught in the act

The Nigeria Football Federation has warned that they will start prosecuting match commissioners and referees found guilty of match fixing.

The association is frustrated and angry by the constant reports of match fixing and collection of gratifications by match commissioners and referees and have revealed actions to prosecute culprits.

Speaking at a seminar at The Match Commissioner' seminar in ABuja yesterday, Tuesday, March 10, chairman of the NFF Match Commissioners appointment committee Hon Suleiman Kwande revealed the association's stance against match fixing and favouritism.

Kwande revealed that  officials who collect gratification or aid or abet match-fixing will be sanctioned then handed over to the appropriate authorities for prosecution.

Suleiman Kwande urged urged match officials to shun those vices but rather help in the development of the game by doing the right thing.

He charged the match commissioners to try to be above board by reporting the exact thing that happened and to reject any form of gratification adding that a monitoring team will be on the look out for those who failed to comply.

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