Two matches in Nigeria’s Amateur league game witnessed a combined, mind-boggling total of 146 goals.
Police Machine FC from Yola obliterated Babayaro FC from Gombe by 67-0. Not to be outdone, Plateau United Feeders from Jos made it 79-0 against Akurba FC from Nasarawa.
The four teams were involved in one of eight groups in the Nigerian Amateur Division 4 play-offs, the sixth tier of domestic football in the country.
Going into the last round of games at the Bauchi centre, Police Machine and Plateau United Feeders were level on points, and goal difference was expected to determine progress.
NFF head of Competitions Mohammed Sanusi expressed outrage at the results.
“This is a disgrace. We have confirmed the results from the centre and it is totally unacceptable,” he tells KickOffNigeria.com. “The amateur league board will take a decision on it as soon as possible.”
In the interim, Tanko Maiyaki, the coordinator for the Bauchi centre, has announced the immediate cancellation of all results from the centre.
Amateur league board Secretary Emmanuel Adesanya added that the match officials had also been suspended pending further disciplinary action.
“The match officials have been suspended. The good news is that none of these teams are part of our league as yet. At the moment, they are simply representatives of their states, and only the group winners would have qualified to join the Nationwide Amateur League.
“We cannot allow such fraudulent teams to be part of our league. But the board will take a final decision.”
ALL THE RESULTS:
Plateau Feeder FC 2-0 Bubayaro
Akurba 0-2 Police Machine
Plateau Utd Feeders 0-0 Police Machine
Bubayaro FC 0-0 Akurba FC
Police Machine 67-0 Bubayaro
Plateau United Feeders 79-0 Akurba FC