Thursday, July 11, 2013

Owner of Nigerian side Bubayaro beaten 67-0 has disowned and disbanded the club.

Shuaibu-Gara Ahmed Gombe owner of the Nigerian side Bubayaro who were beaten 67-0 in a crucial match against Police Machine has disowned and disbanded the club. 
Bubayaro lost heavily to Police Machine, who were looking to secure promotion to the lowest tier of the Nationwide League Division.
Machine's promotion rivals Plateau United Feeder won their match against Akruba, played simultaneously, 79-0.

Nigeria's football authorities has suspended the four teams who reported "mind-boggling" results from their play-offs matches, describing the scores of 79-0 and 67-0 as "scandalous" tallies that must be probed.

In a statement, the country's Football Federation described the scores as "a mind-boggling show of shame never previously witnessed in Nigeria."
"Plateau United Feeders somehow manufactured a 79-0 victory over Akurba FC while Police Machine FC demolished Babayaro FC 67-0.”
Bubayaro owner Mr. Gomber was not present at his club’s game, he was actually  in Lagos, Nigeria  and even ordered the team not to continue play, however, the officials of the team ignored his orders.

Speaking to BBCSPORTS, Bubayaro’s owner said
"As soon as I heard the result, I disbanded the team," he told BBC Sport.
"It's disappointing that some people would bring the game to disrepute out of desperation."
He added: "I have written a petition to the (state) police in Bauchi to investigate this shame and arrest anyone found to be involved."

It is believed that a deal was certainly struck among all the sides, but the details, including whether any money changed hands, are not yet known.
Spokesperson for the NFF Ademola Olajire told AFP "We are setting up an investigation. We don't know exactly what happened. We just feel scandalised," he said.
"The four teams involved are suspended immediately and indefinitely," federation chairman Mike Emeh said in a statement.