Appeals Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, will on Thursday, July 14, sit on the appeal filed by Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, side, Kano Pillars, in respect of the three points deducted from them by the NFF Organising and Disciplinary Committee which has now placed the Sai Masu Gida side in danger of relegation.
Last weekend Sunday, Kano Pillars NPFL status was once again dealt with a 1-0 loss against Nasarawa United at the Jos Stadium, Jos.
The League Management Company, LMC, had earlier handed Kano Pillars a suspended three points deduction following infractions on its Rules and Framework in the aftermath of the ugly scenes that,overshadowed their matchday,23 clash against Katsina United.
But following the incident that happened in their match against Fakkada FC in which video replays showed a top official of the,club lay hands on one of the assistant referees, the O&D off the NFF activated the suspended three point,deduction.
But the four time Nigeria champions cried foul, and rushed to the Appeals Committee for a reversal of the decision.
They also paid the mandatory N500, 000.00 Appeal fee.
The five-member Appeals Committee headed by Barrister Eddy Mark which has Bolaji Ojo-Oba as member and Barrister Obi as Secretary, is now billed to sit on Thursday July 14 to look into the matter.
“We’ve found out that Kano Pillars indeed appealed against the O&D decision as regards the three-point deduction against them”,
“We’ve also found out that the appeal was properly filed.
“So, the,Appeals Committee will meet on Thursday on the matter.
“The good thing is that with the Appeals Committee sitting on Thursday to look into the matter, it’s clear it won’t stop the matchday 38 fixtures on Sunday which marks the conclusion of the 2021/2022 NPFL season”, the source explained.