Gombe United FC Appeals To NPFL Over Points, Goals Deduction

The management of Gombe United Football Club has appealed to the Nigeria Premier Football League Disciplinary Committee, to reconsider its position on the sanction imposed on the team over alleged misconduct.

This is according to a statement released by the secretary of the club, Bala Abubakar, on Wednesday in Gombe.

Abubakar said that the club is appealing to the committee to reconsider the harsh penalties imposed on the team, following fans misconduct during their Week 17 match against Rivers United.

“The club expressed their deep remorse for the “unacceptable actions” of certain individuals involved in the alleged attempted assault on match officials.

“The club expressed surprise on how “a few bad eggs” could jeopardise the team’s progress and damage the peaceful reputation of Pantami Stadium, known for its vibrant and welcoming atmosphere,” the statement said.

According to him, the behaviour by some of the fans is due to the human element of occasional mistakes which was not a norm, hence the need for leniency from the committee.

“While acknowledging the severity of the misconduct, we urge the disciplinary committee to consider a more lenient approach.

“This is a heartfelt plea for leniency, hoping that the committee will grant our request for a review of the penalty.

“We reiterate our unwavering obedience to the NPFL’s rules and regulations while emphasising our desire to move forward constructively,” Abubakar added.

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