|NPL Chairman, Davidson Owumi|
NPL chairman Davidson Owumi says the board will wait to receive the official report of Saturday’s Port harcourt derby before deciding on what step to take.
There have been wide-spread reports of collusion between both teams after struggling Sharks emerged 1-0 winners from a tepid affair against high flying Dolphins.
Owumi was left unamused
“We do not want to see anything that will damage the integrity of the league,” the NPL chairman said.
“We are waiting for the official match report, and if it indicates that there was any sign of foul play, we will not hesitate to take action.
“The board is doing its best to sanitise the league and present a product that will stand up to the highest possible scrutiny, and it is unacceptable for clubs to try to compromise the integrity of this competition.”
The much hyped Port Harcourt derby between Sharks and Dolphins ended a drab affair as both sides practically stopped playing after Sharks went ahead in the 65th minute through Victor Ezeji.
Both clubs are owned by the Rivers State government and it was alleged before the game that Dolphins would throw the game both those were dismissed by players and officials of both sides before and after the game.