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Edo FA sanctions BJ Foundations, others over hooliganism

Friday, 5 May 2017
Frank Ilaboya, Edo FA Chairman


The Edo State Football Association under the Chairmanship of top journalist, Frank Ilaboya has come hard on the two clubs that caused a fracas at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium during one of the semi-final of the FA Cup in the state last Wednesday.

After the FA Emergency Board Meeting, which held Thursday, May 4, to review the decisions of the Edo FA Disciplinary Committee, the Edo FA decided that Dymamite FC which was leading by 3-2, when fracas broke out have been  awarded the match. They will thus play Bendel Insurance of Benin on Saturday in the FA Cup final.

BJ Foundations FC, whose players allegedly caused the fracas have been banned for all Edo FA organized tournaments for one year, while the coach of the team and his assistants have been banned for one and two years in that order. The Assistant Coach was also fined N50,000 for acts bothering on disrepute to the game of football.

Three players of BJ Foundations and two from Dynamite Fc have also been banned from all football activities organized by the Edo FA for two years. The two clubs are also to be responsible for repairs of facilities damaged at the stadium during the match, as BJ Foundations has been ordered to foot the medical bills of the referee that was reported brutally injured in the game.

Already, Inneh Stars, who lost to Insurance in the semis are now third place winners of the FA Cup in Edo. The security team was not left out as three of their staff have been banned for two years for their roles in the drama. The team was tagged FA Special Security Team. Both teams were also warned to desist from future actions of violence, even as they have a chance of appeal.

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