Nduka Irabor, LMC chairman
The
League Management Company (LMC) has expressed concern at a number of unguarded
and unverified statements on the on-going Glo Premier League season which
surfaced over the weekend and cautioned Club Officials and the Media against
claims that cannot be substantiated which taint the image of the League.
Chairman
of LMC, Hon. Nduka Irabor said whilst the allegations are not to be
dismissed,  persons with proof of
allegations of match fixing and such other misconduct against Match Officials
and other Club Managers should come forward and submit such to the LMC or the
law enforcement agencies.
“We
have worked very hard at improving the reputation of the league. We have
restored the integrity of our matches and are still committed to turning the
league into one of the best sporting brands in Africa consistent with best
global practices. The LMC will therefore not accept a situation where some
persons make wild and unsubstantiated allegations against Match Officials and
erode the positive public perception the league has so far enjoyed,” Irabor
reiterated.
The
LMC says it has noted the proactive decision of Crown FC on one of its
officials Media Officer who has been suspended for making such allegations. “We
are investigating other such allegations made on or two other instances with a
view to ascertaining the veracity or otherwise of the claim”.
Irabor
reminded the public that seeking to manipulate match outcome, apart from
negating the beauty of the game, is also a criminal offence which security
agencies can investigate.

Irabor
said, “We have not foreclosed the option of inviting relevant security agencies
to investigate this matter and if anyone is found involved in either match
fixing or rendering of false allegations against the league, the law will take
its course.”

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