It was one bad too many in Nigeria Professional Football League as Match Day 34 involving Jigawa Golden Stars and Rivers United witnessed featuring of a suspended Jigawa Golden Stars player, Richard Christopher to prosecute the much needed game on Wednesday 21st July, 2021.
The suspended player was a surprise inclusion on Wednesday as he was conspicuously made the team list submitted to the match officials that later sparked up reactions.
It would be recalled that the suspension letter was issued to the Chairman of Jigawa Golden Stars by the LMC on 19th July,2021 after Christopher had accumulated five yellow cards and the directive was thus flagrantly disregarded by the Northern State Football outfit.
Currently, Jigawa Golden Stars are part of the teams seriously fighting relegation battle as they are sitting slightly above relegation occupying 16th position with 39 points after 34 matches.
The global implication of this according to FIFA standard is very clear and the stakeholders await the decision of the League organizer to avoid bad precedence.
The Team list:
NPFL 2020/21Match Week 34
Jigawa Golden Stars Vs River utd
JIGAWA GOLDEN STARS XI:
Sochima. Victor. 16 Phelep Clement. 26 William Manji. 14 Olarewaju Abdulraham 5 Papa Idris. 33 Richard Christopher 8 Sa’idu. Abdullahi. 7 Abdullahi m Lala. 11 Sanni Bature. 13Samuel Stone. 9 Olasunkanmi Qudiri 27
Substitute: Mukhtar Ibrahim 1 James Ajako. 37 Ibrahim Umar. 15 Yusif Muhammad. 17 Andrew Idoko. 36 Ali m kalla. 10 Faisal Ahmad. 38 Mannir Ubale 23 Chinonso. Thomas 24.