Another drama in the NPFL!!! Bendel Insurance vs Ranger Int’l postponed

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The match between Bendel Insurance vs Ranger Int’l will no longer hold today as scheduled, as Officials of the match refused to officiate the match over treat to life received by the officials.

Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) insisted until Edo State Deputy Governor refute his threat about security for referees in Benin, the NRA won’t allow their referees to officiate Bendel Insurance home games.
Insurance v Rangers called off. The referee will not officiate any game in Benin  again , if the deputy Governor do not withdraw his statement and tender apology over wrong choice of words use on the match officials.
 The officials are here to officiate match not to put their lives on the line , we must get it right and return sanity to Nigeria football. Tade Azeez NRA president concluded.

Speaking to footballive.ng is one of the officials; “we can’t officiate the match again as our life is in danger we are been threatened that insurance must win the match”.

The most annoying part of the ugly incident was that, one of the senior citizen of the state who happens to be an authority in the state was the brain behind this.

I’m surprised football has turn something else . It is not do or die affairs as spirit of sportsmanship has gone away in football. One of the pained officials lamented .

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