League warn against spurious allegations

Nduka Irabor, LMC chairman
The League Management Company (LMC) has expressed concern at a number of unguarded and unverified statements on the on-going Glo Premier League season which surfaced over the weekend and cautioned Club Officials and the Media against claims that cannot be substantiated which taint the image of the League.

Chairman of LMC, Hon. Nduka Irabor said whilst the allegations are not to be dismissed,  persons with proof of allegations of match fixing and such other misconduct against Match Officials and other Club Managers should come forward and submit such to the LMC or the law enforcement agencies.

“We have worked very hard at improving the reputation of the league. We have restored the integrity of our matches and are still committed to turning the league into one of the best sporting brands in Africa consistent with best global practices. The LMC will therefore not accept a situation where some persons make wild and unsubstantiated allegations against Match Officials and erode the positive public perception the league has so far enjoyed,” Irabor reiterated.

The LMC says it has noted the proactive decision of Crown FC on one of its officials Media Officer who has been suspended for making such allegations. “We are investigating other such allegations made on or two other instances with a view to ascertaining the veracity or otherwise of the claim”.

Irabor reminded the public that seeking to manipulate match outcome, apart from negating the beauty of the game, is also a criminal offence which security agencies can investigate.

Irabor said, “We have not foreclosed the option of inviting relevant security agencies to investigate this matter and if anyone is found involved in either match fixing or rendering of false allegations against the league, the law will take its course.”
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