Lagos State Football outfit, Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministries FC are hopeful of a favourable outcome ahead of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Disciplinary Committee Meeting scheduled to hold today, Thursday, June 17, 2021 in Abuja.
FC Ifeanyi Ubah were banished to the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu State for two Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches by the League Management Company (LMC) after they assaulted Match Officials during their Matchday 15 fixture against Rivers United at the Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium.
The Nnewi-based team who were expected to play two away matches at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, honoured the first game against Jigawa Golden Stars but failed to show up for the second against MFM FC, thus they forfeited three points, three goals to the Lagos-based team after they were walked-over by the Match Officials who were present in Enugu.
The NFF Emergency Committee after their meeting on Monday, 14th June 2021 decided to set up a panel to look into various disciplinary issues and clear rule-breaches involving the NPFL match between FC Ifeanyi Ubah vs MFM FC and other related issues surrounding Nigeria Football.
MFM FC Director of Football, Davidson Adejuwon has expressed confidence in the NFF Disciplinary Committee to uphold it’s statutes in the interest of the game while speaking in an interview on Wednesday, during an NNL game involving Vandrezzer FC and Osun United at the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium.
“I doubt it if their appeal will be able to succeed because the rules says that if you do not have a convincing reason not to honour your match, you will forfeit your points.
“It’s only when there are genuine cases where people can see, that they may want to consider you a reschedule match where you will pay penalties to cover the expenses of the other team, but in this case there is nothing Ifeanyi Ubah would tell that is justifiable.
“To that extent, I expect that the NFF disciplinary committee will look into to the fact, look into the rules and the evidence at hand and I don’t think they will do otherwise from what LMC has done.
“It’s important to let everybody know the true state of things, they did not show up on their own volition not because they are not well informed and they have forfeited their points based on the rules, and I think that is the best LMC should do and I commend them for that,” he said.