ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigeria Football Federation says it has suspended all four teams involved in “scandalous scorelines” after two lower league clubs chasing promotion and needing to boost their goal difference won games by 79-0 and 67-0.
In the matches, played at the same time, Plateau United Feeders reportedly scored 72 of their goals in the second half to beat Akurba FC 79-0. Police Machine reportedly swept 61 goals past Babayaro FC in the second 45 minutes of their 67-0 game.
The NFF called it “a mind-boggling show of shame” and said players, match officials and the tournament coordinator all would be investigated for match-fixing.
The NFF director of competitions said “anyone found to have played some role in this despicable matter” would be “severely dealt with.”