Chairman of Kwara United Football Club of Ilorin Kumbi Titiloye says the club will contest the decision of the NFF Appeals Committee to award three points to Rivers United against Jigawa Golden Stars.
The Ilorin club expressed dissatisfaction over the ruling of the NFF Appeals Committee, on the issue between Jigawa Golden Stars and Rivers United, concerning the Match Day 34 encounter involving both teams.
Kwara United finished the 2020/2021 campaign in third place which guaranteed a place in the CAF Confederation Cup but will now miss out on a place on the continent following the ruling.
Jigawa Golden Stars had fielded an ineligible player who had accumulation of five yellow cards in their match against Rivers United FC in their adopted home in Kaduna, with the League Management Company (LMC) admitting not sending suspension notifications to Jigawa Golden Stars in respect of the concerned player.
In its ruling on Tuesday , the Appeal Committee upheld the decision of the Disciplinary Committee, a decision that finally sealed the positions of the top three teams on the table of the 2020/2021 NPFL season, placing Kwara United FC in fourth position.
The club confirmed in a statement made available by the team’s head of media, Jimoh Bashir, on Tuesday in Ilorin that will seek justice on the matter at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS)
“Kwara United FC rejects this decision in its entirety and will put NFF on notice immediately before proceeding to Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS),” Titiloye stated.