Right2Win Football Academy of Umuahia has protested against the result of its NLO Week 10 match against Akujobi FC of Okigwe.
The match which was played at the Okigwe Township Stadium, saw the two teams tieing on 1-1 on Saturday before heavy downpour disrupted the game at half time. At the run off of the second half on Sunday, the center referees adjudged an impediment, while a penalty which was parried out by the Right2Win goalkeeper, by the kicking player slotted the ball inside the net.
Reacting to this, the President of Right2Win, Kelechi Nnorom described the incident as very unfortunate ” it is rather unfortunate that some people derive joy in trying to drag Nigerian Football into the mud. We make reference to the bias, barbaric, inexplicable and unforgivable show of shame put up by match officials that were in charge of NLO1 week 10 encounter between Akajiobi United and Right2Win Academy on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Okigwe Stadium, Imo State.
“Center referee Gwegwe Enize from Bayelsa state made several unjust calls, just to frustrate our effort, the game was a decider for Nigeria National League promotion Playoff, hence his too many obvious wrong calls against us”.
“Among other bias calls, he awarded a dubious penalty against us towards the end of the second half, and subsequently breached the new IFAB rules which has been effective since June 1, 2019, by allowing a goal to be scored via a penalty rebound from the same player, after the goalkeeper had initially saved the spot kick”.
Nnorom said they have officially lodge a complain to the Secretariat of NLO, and are hopeful that needful would be done.