TEAP FC Match Fixing Allegation: Is Nnl Taking Nigerians For Granted?
By Olayinka Owolewa
The match fixing allegation by TEAP Football Club of Abuja, shouldn’t have been taken with levity by the management of Nigeria National League (NNL), Board because of a similar case involving an arm of the club at the centre of the latest case.
The allegation by the Abuja based club should have been a priority to the NNL management rather than denying the fact that the club informed them its decision to withdraw from the league.
Investigation revealed that the club (TEAP FC), in a letter dated 27th of August, 2014, signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Club, Achebe Okoro and original copy of the letter was received at the NNL office by one Victor Uhegbu on 28th of August, 2014.
TEAP again on 12th of Sept. 2014, replied an early letter of NNL that it had given its withdrawal notice a deep consideration and that there is no going back on the matter because the match fixing allegation is against the will of Christianity which the club was set up.
TEAP had stated in the letter that the match fixing case go against the principles and philosophy of the club which was founded on the basis of encouraging and instilling honesty and integrity in our youths.
There are indications that TEAP FC which had boycotted the week 26 encounter against Ranchs Bees of Kaduna may now replay the match, does this mean that the basis of which the club was founded is now defeated or the interest of the alleged match fixers are taken as priority.?
The way the matter is going, the NNL is taking Nigerians for granted, they must be above board and investigate the allegation rather than hiding under the pretense that the club has not duly inform it.
TEAP must also assist to sanitise our league by insisting on its position if its allegation is true and not to witch hunt anyone.
Many Nigerians would share the believe that the management of TEAP knows what they are doing considering the basis which the club was set up and the fact that the club is owned by a religious organization.
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