NNL: Go Round appeal against judgement on 3SC game

NNL: Go Round appeal against judgement on 3SC game

Nigeria National League (NNL) side Go Round FC have turned in their appeal against the judgement of the league body after their controversial league game against Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC), www.aclsports.com reports.

The second tier game decided at the KrisDera Stadium, Omoku on July 5, 2021 ended 2-1 in favour of the home side after a lengthy stoppage occasioned by fans encroachment and subsequent assault on the centre referee, Bethel Nwanesi.

In a landmark judgement released by the NNL board on Monday July 12, the league body ruled that the game actually ended 1-1 according to the report of the match officials who alleged serious threat to their lives, claiming that the home fans had promised to kill them if their side did not win the game.

In their reaction to the judgement which may put paid to their promotion ambitions, Go Round FC wrote a letter of apology to the league body on Wednesday, regretting the action of the “unidentified fan” of the club whose action led to the initial disruption of the game.

The club also filed an official appeal to the decisions with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Disciplinary Committee, praying the appellate arm of Nigeria’s football governing body to set aside what they call a hurried discipline of the Omoku based side.

Go Round FC in their appeal insisted that “it will be a rape on football if the full time result is upturned” from the Abuja offices of the NNL, affirming their belief that the result should stand.

The club also denied in strong terms, the allegations that their General Manager, Dr Soni Uboh led charlatans to the field of play to disrupt the game, a supposed action which led to the NNL warning him as to his future conduct.

While reiterating that the judgement against them was meted out in bad faith, Go Round FC expressed their optimism “that the decision of the NNL will be rescinded for better football in
Nigeria.”

As it stands, and pending the determination of this appeal, Go Round FC remain second in Group B1 of the NNL, behind runaway leaders Shooting Stars.

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