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GOTV Boxing Night 29: NBB of C Reviews Sifon Best/ Omo West Bout, Declares It No Contest

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Following a petition by the camp of Yusuf Olalekan ‘Omo West’ Mohammed against the decision of ring judges in his Flyweight challenge contest fight with Sifon ‘Best’ Iwatt at the GOTV Boxing Night 29, the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C) after a careful review of the fight has declared it a no contest.

Mohammed’s Coach had petitioned the sanctioning body on the decision of the judges which awarded the closely contested fight to his boxer’s opponent, describing it as a miscarriage of justice and calling for a review; insisting his boxer won the fight.

This prompted the board to constitute an independent arbiter who after watching a replay of the fight declared it a no contest.

Speaking on the decision, President of Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), Dr. Rafiu Oladipo said the board decided on the review because it wanted to give both parties fair hearing, positing that by the decision, both boxers will now meet in a title fight at the next GOTV Boxing night just as he commended the petitioner for following due process in pursuing their case instead of instigating their fans to cause mayhem after the fight.

He promised that the board would always be fair to all boxers as that would help the growth of the game.

“When we received the petition, we decided to invite independent arbiters who after watching a replay of the fight gave us their judgement which guided us in our decision.

“The decision we took was in the best interest of the game as it was fair to both boxers and I’m happy that all the parties were satisfied with our decision.

Also speaking, Secretary General of NBB of C, Remi Aboderin noted that the board will continue to be fair to all in its plans to move professional boxing forward in the country.

Coaches of the two boxers in their separate remarks, commended the boxing body for the bold decision; saying that it will help to build confidence in the boxers and coaches.

” We’re really happy with the way the board handled the petition and the decision taken.

” This has shown that the board is not biased and has the interest of the game at heart, and we want to appeal to coaches to always follow due process in registering their grievances instead of resorting to self-help or instigating their fans which is not good for the game”, they chorused.

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NNL solicits for funds from cooperate organisation

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NNL solicits for funds from cooperate organisation

The Nigeria National League, NNL, has appealed to cooperate organisations for funds to assist in the effective running of the second tier league.

NNL chairman, George Aluo noted that the unavailability of funds has hindered the progress of his administration.

“I must continue to express my appreciation to Alhaji Gusau for finding me worthy to serve as NNL chairman and a board member of the NFF,” he stated.

“My appeal is that corporate organizations should come to our aid and do what GTI is doing for the NPFL.

“We’re not saying they should give us money to put in our pockets. Let them take care of referees indemnity and once this is done, the referees will not be intimidated but rather be at their best and it will now be possible for teams to be winning more on the road as is presently being witnessed in the NPFL.”

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NPFL reschedules matchday 30 fixtures

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NPFL reschedules matchday 30 fixtures

The Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, has rearranged the matchday 30 fixtures, DAILY POST reports.

Three games were initially scheduled to take place on Saturday April 13th, 2024.

The games have now been moved to Sunday April 14th.

The matches affected are the ties involving Doma United and Remo Stars, Bendel Insurance versus Kano Pillars and the Oriental derby between Rangers and Abia Warriors.

The remaining matchday fixtures will be played on Tuesday, April 16th across all venues.

The NPFL Chief Operating Officer Davidson Owumi disclosed this in a memo sent to the affected
clubs.

Rangers currently occupy the top position in the NPFL table with 51 points from 29 games.

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Asuquo wins Enyimba Player of the Month award for March

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Asuquo wins Enyimba Player of the Month award for March

Uwana Asuquo has won Enyimba’s Player of the Month award for March.

Asuquo beat midfielder Elijah Akanni to the award.

The defender won 51.7 votes, with Akanni getting 48.3 votes.

The right back helped the People’s Elephant secure two victories at home against Niger Tornadoes and Doma United, respectively.

Asuquo has featured in 22 games for Enyimba in the Nigeria Premier Football League this season.

He has two assists to his name.

Asuquo will be hoping to continue with his standout performance as Enyimba continue their title fight.

Enyimba will face Heartland in a matchday 30 fixture in Aba on Sunday.

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