NFF Rejects Kano Pillars’ Appeal, Club Relegated

Kano Pillars have been relegated from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Appeals Committee upheld it’s decision.

The committee’s decision was to deduct three points from the club due to the catastrophe that follwed their match against Dakkada FC.The rejection was confirmed in a statement released by the NFF on their website on Saturday.

Pillars were punished for improper conduct during a league game against Dakkada at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, on 23rd June, 2022.

During the game, Kano Pillars former chairman Surajo Yahaya assaulted Assistant Referee 1, Daramola Olalekan, after the visitors scored a late equaliser against the home team.

It was gathered that, a Sony HD Full HD 1920×1080 camera, belonging to Dakkada was damaged by angry Pillars fans.

consequently, the League Management Company (LMC) deducted three points from Kano Pillars which leaves them on 42 points, five adrift of safety with one game left to play.

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