Soccer-Nigerian clubs in goalfest “scandals” are suspended (Reuters)

July 9 (Reuters) – Four Nigerian amateur teams involved in two promotion deciders at the weekend that yielded a total of 146 goals have been suspended. Plateau United Feeders crushed Akurba 79-0 while Police Machine demolished Babayaro 67-0 in third division promotion playoffs. Both winning teams had been looking for a superior goal difference to advance. “It is unacceptable, this is a scandal of huge proportions,” Nigerian Football Federation vice president Mike Umeh told reporters on Tuesday. “The four teams involved are suspended immediately and indefinitely pending further sanctions. …

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