The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the suspension of football official, Auwalu Baba Jada, from all football-related activities pending investigations into a video that has been trending on different social media platforms involving match fixing.

Auwalu, a member of the newly inaugurated Interim Management Committee for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), was captured in a video where he boasted of helping clubs to fix NPFL games.

According to the video (in Hausa), Auwalu revealed how he was involved in the downfall of Katsina United. He also stated that he influenced Shooting Stars’ defeat. The video depicts that Auwalu is a well-connected ‘fixer’ in the NPFL.

In response to the video, the NFF through its General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, and the media officer, Ademola Olajire, announced the suspension of the football chief.

“Auwalu Baba Jada has been suspended from all football-related activities pending investigations into the video recording in which he is apparently the principal character. The investigations will be conducted by the ethics and integrity units of the Nigeria Football Federation,” the NFF said.

“Auwalu Baba Jada will have no role in any football activity, event or programme until the investigations are concluded, and this also means he is summarily suspended from his membership of the Interim Management Committee of the Nigeria Professional Football League.”


Source: Voice of Nigeria © 2023. All Rights Reserved