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NFF suspends football chief over ‘match-fixing’

NFF suspends football chief over ‘match-fixing’
November 02
09:48 2022

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has suspended Auwalu Baba Jada, a football officer, over allegations of match-fixing.

In a now-viral video, Auwalu, who is a member of the interim management committee (IMC) of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), appeared to be boasting about his ability to help clubs fix matches.

The Bauchi-born football administrator, who spoke in Hausa, also bragged about his ability to manipulate nearly every club in the NPFL.

Reacting in a statement on Tuesday, Mohammed Sanusi, the NFF general secretary, said the IMC member is suspended from all football-related activities, pending investigations into the footage.


“Auwalu Baba Jada has been suspended from all football-related activities pending investigations into the video recording in which he is apparently the principal character,” the statement reads.

“The investigations will be conducted by the ethics and integrity units of the Nigeria Football Federation.

“Auwalu Baba Jada will have no role in any football activity, event or programme until the investigations are concluded, and this also means he is summarily suspended from his membership of the Interim Management Committee of the Nigeria Professional Football League.”



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