Nigerian Football Federation suspends league official over match-fixing

Nigerian Football Federation suspends league official over match-fixing

Auwalu Baba Jada, a football league officer, has been suspended by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over allegations of match-fixing.

Auwalu is a member of the interim management committee (IMC) of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

In a now-viral video, Auwalu appeared to be helping clubs fix matches.

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However, Mohammed Sanusi, the NFF general secretary, reacting to the incident on Tuesday said the IMC member is suspended from all football-related activities, pending investigations into the footage.

He asserted that Auwalu summarily suspended from his membership of the Interim Management Committee of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

The statement reads; “Auwalu Baba Jada has been suspended from all football-related activities pending investigations into the video recording in which he is apparently the principal character.

“The investigations will be conducted by the ethics and integrity units of the Nigeria Football Federation.

“Auwalu Baba Jada will have no role in any football activity, event or programme until the investigations are concluded, and this also means he is summarily suspended from his membership of the Interim Management Committee of the Nigeria Professional Football League.”

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