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The Blue Angels have read the riot act on 17 players and the technical officials in the aftermath of their shock 2-3 loss at home to Wikki Tourists

Owing to their alleged role in the 2-3 home loss to Wikki Tourists of Bauchi last Wednesday, 17 players and coaches of Sharks of Port Harcourt have been suspended till further notice.

Though details on the suspension order are still sketchy as at the time of filing this report but that gathered the management took the decision because it alleged a sell out in the NPL Week 37 tie played at the Sharks Stadium, Port Harcourt on August 15.

Daboere Dokubo has been appointed the interim coach of the team till the end of the season. contacted the media officer of the club, Confidence Idaa but he declined to comment on what is going on saying “I am not obliged to speak on it. I don’t have anything to say on it for now.”

Another player of the club who was not affected in the mass purge but prayed anonymity confirmed the development and added that the suspension order clamped on them would be lifted as soon as a committee set up to sit on the case concludes deliberation.

"I cannot understand why the government will have to do what they have done. How can they accuse us of throwing a game," asked the player.

"Our reputation is at stake and there is no way we can do what they have alleged that we did."

The Blue Angels are 10th on the NPL log with 52 points from 36 matches and they face a tricky tie away at Enugu against Rangers on September 7th in one of the concluding matches of the league season.