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NLO Expels Choice FC From Youth League, Officials Get Two Year Ban

July, 18 2023.

With compliance with rules and regulations, the Nigeria Nationwide League One (NLO) has expelled Choice Football Club of Ado-Ekiti from the inaugural Youth League from immediate effect.

The swift action by the nation’s third-tier domestic football league came about after its Secretariat received the Coordinator and officials report from Akure Center of the on-going Nationwide Youth League.

A correspondence from the NLO Media Department cited the Center Coordinator and the match officials report, that Choice FC voluntarily withdrew from the ongoing league without any reason and notification.

The singular action has a series of negative impact on the integrity of the league and other participating clubs as well; thus, the Nationwide League One Secretariat hereby wishes to draw the attention of Choice FC to the implications as clearly stated in the NLO rules and regulations.

The NLO rule book states in article 2.06 (4), that No Club can withdraw after the commencement of the season. If a club withdraws; it shall be expelled from the competition and will not be eligible for readmission. All officials of such clubs shall be banned for (2) years.

Sequel to the above, Choice FC is hereby expelled from the Nationwide League One and all the Officials registered with Nationwide League One Secretariat are hereby banned for Two (2) Years from football activities.

This decision shall be communicated to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for Nationwide Ban and possibly to CAF and FIFA ban.

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