BY KUNLE SOLAJA
The chairman of the Interim Management Committee handling the on-going Nigeria Premier Football League, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye has responded to the write-up by former Gombe FA Chairman, Ahmed Gara-Gombe on the NFF Appeal Committee upholding Remo Stars’ appeal in the decision taken on a controversial MatchDay 12 with Gombe United.
Sports Village Square published Sunday morning, an explanation by Gara Gombe and titled it: “Gara Gombe throws light into NFF Appeal Committee’s relief for Remo Stars”
As introduction to Gara Gombe’s lengthy explanation, Sports Village Square remarked that it was not unusual for an appeal committee to upturn a decision earlier made by a governing body. Otherwise, the appeal committee will just be a rubber stamp.
It pointed to a recent global example of the Italian Serie A where an earlier 15-point deduction imposed on Juventus was reversed by the supreme sports court of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) which last week accepted Juventus’ appeal.
On this, the IMC boss in a chat remarked that he considered it a very fair opinion.
He however objected to the assertion by Gara-Gombe that (Kunle) “Soname does not attend IMC meetings”.
He considered that as insinuation as prejudiced. “He is always present in our meetings. He has been involved physically in all our meetings.
“That’s just to clarify any insinuation regarding this (the story)”, the IMC boss submitted.