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Aiteo Cup: Rivers Utd Take On Niger Tornadoes in Abuja

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has released the quarter-final fixtures of the Aiteo (FA) Cup with Rivers United taking on Niger Tornadoes in Abuja.

Rivers United defeated Heartland FC 3-1 in Aba on Wednesday to advance while Niger Tornadoes defeated Abia Warrior 3-2 in the round of 16.

A release signed by Wilfred Onaji on behalf of the NFF Secretary General to the quarter-finalists State FAs revealed that the other fixtures are: Pillars vs Sunshine Stars in Lokoja, Nasarawa vs Gombe in Jos, Gateway Utd vs Bayelsa Utd in Ilorin.

All matches are to played on Friday 23 July by 3pm.

Remo Stars Banished to Akure …To Pay N1.3Million Naira For Breaching NNL Governance Code.

Itn another development, he Appeals Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has fined Remo Stars Football Club of Ikene the sum of N1,300.000.00 (One Million three hundred thousand naira) for various breaches of the rule book of the Nigeria National League(NNL) 2020/2021 season.
The Barrister Ibrahim Eddy Mark led Appeal’s Committee rose from its sitting Thursday, 14 July 2021 with decisions on the Appeal lodged by Bendel Insurance football club of Benin in respect of their group B2, week 21 clash which held at the Remo Stadium,Ikene Ogun State ,on the 6th of June,2021.
A breakdown of the financial charges show that:

  • Remo are to pay the sum of N200.000.0 (Two hundred Naira) as damages to the Camera and phones belonging to the officials of Bendel Insurance.
    *The sum of N500, 000.00 as cost for nominal damage(Medical bills) for the injuries inflicted to the players and officials of Bendel Insurance.
    *N100, 000.00 (One hundred thousand naira) for damages to the Bus of Bendel Insurance
    *N500, 000.00 (Five hundred naira) for encroachment and breach of Covid-19 protocols by supporters of Remo Stars.
    ALL Monies (Fines must be paid by Remo before their next home game).
    The Appeals Committee in addition ruled that Remo be banished to the Akure Township Stadium, Ondo State for only one match.
    Conversely, Bendel Insurance received warning to desist from acts/conducts likely to bring the game of football to disrepute through through the use of social and mainstream media to address their grievances, if any.
    Bendel Insurance are liable to be sanctioned in the event they breach the warning.

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