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Enyimba have been awarded three points against Kano Pillars

Enyimba awarded three points against Kano Pillars

Enyimba have been awarded three points against Kano Pillars

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The Aba Millionaires' title quest received a massive boost against the reigning premier league champions on Thursday among other rulings by the NFF's O&D Committee

Enyimba have been awarded three points and three goals in the case against Kano Pillars after their match in Kano was abandoned with the home team leading 1-0.

The Organisation and Disciplinary Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation got enough evidence that the home team breached the security rule in place for a match of such magnitude.

 This means the Aba Millionaires have now gone three points clear at the top of the table with 58 points and Bayelsa United still second on 55 points with four rounds of matches to be played.

 Pillars are fourth on 54 points behind third-placed El Kanemi.

"The video replay brought by Kano Pillars showed that the encroachment lasted for over 10 minutes and according to the match commissioner’s report, AR2 Bosede Momoh from Abuja was assaulted.

The referee said they returned to the pitch using their law 18 to save their lives and there was no time they asked Enyimba to return to the pitch to continue the game, "a top source informed Goal.

"The pieces of evidence were far reaching and the punishment is very clear on the encroachment," a member of the organising and disciplinary committee confirmed to Goal

The NFF disciplinary Committee also ratified three points, three goals for Sunshine Stars against 3SC.

Shooting Stars’ Gbolahan Salami was also banned for the remaining four matches. He was also fined 100,000 Naira for inciting fans at the abandoned Sunshine vs Shooting Stars match in Akure.

Oyo State fomer commissioner for sports Dapo Lam Adeshina has also been banned from all football activities for one year for instigating Shooting Stars walk-out in Akure.

Sunshine were fined 350,000 Naira for disrupting the Oluyole Warriors’ video recording of the abandoned game and they will also pay 50,000 Naira medical cost of treating the 3SC cameraman.

On the Kwara United vs Warri Wolves issue, the O and D ordered the game to be replayed in Abuja.