…as Dakkada face Pillars in Uyo, Saturday.
Following their compliance with its summary jurisdiction, the League Management Company (LMC) has granted approval for the NPFL side, Dakkada FC to return to Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital, with effect from this weekend when they play hosts to Kano Pillars in a matchday eleven fixture.
The Chosen Ones were fined a total of Three Million and Five Hundred Thousand Naira and banished to play a minimum of three home matches at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, after one of their Assistant Coaches, Mr Sunday Etefia, was found guilty of assaulting a match official at the end of a matchday four outing against Remo Stars in Uyo on January 2.
In its reply after Dakkada had notified it of their compliance and sought approval to return to Uyo, the LMC expressed satisfaction with the investigation it has carried out and the documents received regarding Dakkada’s compliance with its decisions including the charging of the culprit to court and the payment of the stipulated fine.
“In view of your substantial compliance with the decisions of the LMC as outlined in our Summary Jurisdiction notice of 5th January 2022 we hereby grant you conditional approval to return to Uyo for your subsequent home matches within the framework of the NPFL starting with matchday 11: Dakkada v Kano Pillars”, the letter reads.
Dakkada who recorded a win and a draw in their three home matches played in Benin will mark their return to Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, with a matchday eleven outing against Kano Pillars this Saturday after the fixture was brought forward by a day.