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Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by robosky02(m): 4:17pm On Aug 09, 2020
Rivers United To Drag LMC To FIFA, CAS Over NPFL Table

Rivers United are ready to drag the League Management Company (LMC) to both FIFA and CAS over the final NPFL table released by the body, reports Completesports.com.

The Port Harcourt-based club described the final NPFL table which placed them third behind Enyimba as “fake.

The LMC on Friday published the final NPFL standings for the aborted 2019/20 season on Friday.

Enyimba were placed as runners-up on both PPG and WPPG ahead of Rivers United.

In a statement signed by general manager Okey Kpalukwu, Rivers United challenged their placing.

“Our attention has been drawn to a purported Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table being circulated around the media space wherein Plateau United, Enyimba and Rivers United were placed first, second and third respectively,” the statement read in part.

“According to the purported table, while Rivers United and Enyimba were tied on same number of points, a totally strange/ inconclusive head-to-head consideration affected by same force majuere was used to place Enyimba in the second position.


“Nothing can be further from the truth; as such consideration can only exist in the imagination of those peddling the fake table.”

Rivers United argued their case: “For emphasis and to inform discerning members of the public, what is internationally known and even in the rule books of League Management Company (LMC) of Nigeria is that points are the first basis of separating teams, followed by goal difference before head to head.

“The Points Per Game (PPG) model adopted by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and LMC is a straight forward co-efficient of dividing the total number of points with the total number of matches played as when the league was suspended in order to guarantee fairness to club that played less number of matches.”

They continued the argument, “With the application of PPG , all teams are now measured equally erasing the scenario of whether or not any club played higher number of matches than the other.

“It also follows therefore that in separating the tie by goal difference, is to divide number of goals scored by number of matches played to arrive at a coefficient.

“Based on the above, it is obvious that Rivers United is the second-placed team and no amount of false narratives will deceive those who should know.”

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Rivers United said they will petition relevant authorities to resolve this impasse.

“We have already made our position known to the NFF and LMC and, we expect that justice will be served without fear or favour,” they said.

“On a final note, we may be compelled to explore all legitimate means available, including formal petitions to FIFA, CAF, and CAS to ventilate our grievances and press for justice.”

https://www.completesports.com/rivers-united-to-drag-lmc-to-fifa-cas-over-npfl-table/

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Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by robosky02(m): 4:26pm On Aug 09, 2020
Nigeria will never cease to amaze me.

Clearly Rivers United is ahead of Enyimba this season no matter the parameter used.

So why is enyimba placed above Rivers based on what

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Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by Howtoday: 4:38pm On Aug 09, 2020
Corona season.
When are they resuming?

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Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by paulolee(m): 4:41pm On Aug 09, 2020
jus too bad....jus imagine the rubbish, jus because they want to make some people happy that do sponsor the mediocre league with huge cash..
Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by robosky02(m): 4:50pm On Aug 09, 2020
The Rules

To consider which team is above any the following rules apply worldwide

1. The points earned by each team.

2. In a case where two teams tie on point then the goal difference between them is used.

3. And finally were goals are not enough then head to head will be a decider



This is the rule internationally known and accepted and even in the rule books of League Management Company (LMC) of Nigeria.

Based on this rule Rivers United were ahead however due to the corona virus that stopped the league some teams were complaining of playing lesser games than others hence the introduction of the point per game model.


“The Points Per Game (PPG) model adopted by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and LMC is a straight forward co-efficient of dividing the total number of points with the total number of matches played as when the league was suspended in order to guarantee fairness to club that played less number of matches.”


Which means points will be given to teams that have played lesser game so all team will assumed to have played equal game.


Even at the point Rivers United were still second on the league table. So the points given to Enyimba made them tied on the same point.

So ordinarily the second law should apply which is goals difference.

And on goal difference Rivers United were still ahead of Enyimba.

But they suddenly jumped to rule 3 which is head to head.

And on head to head the both teams have meet just once in aba with Enyimba winning by 1- 0 hence the second leg was not played.


So the argument:


1 Rivers United earned all their points on the pitch
2. Even with PPG Rivers United were ahead on goal difference
3 why use Head to head when they played only one game in aba .


So on what bases should Enyimba be ahead? Yes we now in the past Enyimba has good record but on MERIT today Rivers United is ahead. So the right thing should be done cos 5 years down the line it could be another club.



Let make it right for our league to grow.



Lalasticlala mynd44

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Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by robosky02(m): 4:57pm On Aug 09, 2020
NPFL Table & Standings
Before the lock down and suspension

Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Plateau United Plateau Utd 25 14 7 4 36 15 +21 49 W W W W D
2 Rivers United Rivers Utd 25 13 6 6 28 15 +13 45 W L W W W
3 Lobi Stars Lobi Stars 25 12 7 6 26 19 +7 43 W L D W D
4 Enugu Rangers Enugu 24 10 7 7 25 20 +5 37 W W W D W
5 Enyimba Enyimba 20 11 3 6 30 20 +10 36 W W L W W
6 Akwa United Akwa Utd 25 8 11 6 23 22 +1 35 D D L D W
7 Kano Pillars Kano Pillars 24 8 10 6 27 18 +9 34 L W D W L
8 Dakkada Dakkada 26 8 10 8 26 26 0 34 L L W L D
9 Sunshine Stars Sunshine 25 9 7 9 27 29 -2 34 L L W L D
10 Katsina United Katsina Utd 24 9 7 8 18 25 -7 34 W D L L W
11 Warri Wolves Warri 24 9 6 9 25 23 +2 33 L W W W D
12 Ifeanyi Uba Ifeanyi Uba 25 10 3 12 25 28 -3 33 L W L W L
13 Heartland Heartland 25 9 5 11 21 21 0 32 L W L L D
14 MFM MFM 25 8 7 10 19 19 0 31 W L D L D
15 Wikki Tourist Wikki 25 8 7 10 23 24 -1 31 W L L W L
16 Abia Warriors Abia 25 8 6 11 23 28 -5 30 L W L W L
17 Nasarawa United Nasarawa Utd 25 8 5 12 27 27 0 29 D L W L W
18 Jigawa Golden Stars Jigawa 25 9 2 14 25 35 -10 29 W L W L W
19 Kwara United Kwara Utd 25 8 4 13 23 33 -10 28 L W L L D
20 Adamawa United Adamawa Utd 25 6 2 17 17 47 -30 20 L L L L W



Last updated: 18 March 2020
Key
CAF Champions League
CAF Confederation Cup
Relegation

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Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by robosky02(m): 5:56pm On Aug 09, 2020
paulolee:
jus too bad....fear who no fear naija mata..


And we want our league to grow
Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by Tobimercy(f): 7:24pm On Aug 09, 2020
Some of You will just come online and be throwing insult instead of sitting down and read and get facts first I SHAKE MY HEAD FOR YOU...
We will all be here to read the outcome
Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by Ipromote: 7:25pm On Aug 09, 2020
I noticed and didn't understand the explanation at all.

If you were in the same shoe click Like jaree

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Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by freshkpomo(m): 7:25pm On Aug 09, 2020
Verdict: 404


A united youth is an unstoppable force

#NYM


God bless Nigeria

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Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by StrikeBack(m): 7:26pm On Aug 09, 2020
With a population of over 200m football ought to be profitable in the useless country

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Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:29pm On Aug 09, 2020
To consider which team is above any the following rules apply worldwide

1. The points earned by each team.

2. In a case where two teams tie on point then the goal difference between them is used.

3. And finally were goals are not enough then head to head will be a decider
Why can't they simply follow the rules

Elineska:
You should know better. In Nigeria, we make the rules and then file it away and start using padi padi, wuru wuru and Mago mago methods.
Unfortunately, you are right.
There was a country!
Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by Embell: 7:30pm On Aug 09, 2020
If you are convince you're have a point, just execute your last statement.
Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by Lamasta(m): 7:31pm On Aug 09, 2020
Rivers United should accept their fate and forget going to court cos its a waste of time and effort..
Every decision made by the NPFL is for the good of all teams that participated without any bias...
Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by chaloskyx: 7:32pm On Aug 09, 2020
but i just checked and rivers is second 45 points and eyimba is fourth with 37 points in the table now so where is this report coming from?

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Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by morris477(m): 7:34pm On Aug 09, 2020
Kwaruption in everything Naija i hail oooo

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Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by Hndrrxxx(m): 7:35pm On Aug 09, 2020
Which drag??

So dem no know wettin dem play again shocked shocked
Hw you go play like Arsenal con see Man City results grin grin grin
Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by Ajibel(m): 7:35pm On Aug 09, 2020
They're just envious enyimba is ahead of them. Make Dem eat shit

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Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by elpochas: 7:36pm On Aug 09, 2020
What is Rivers utd and Eyimba dragging for?Are they struggling for who will disgrace us in CAF Champions league.Last last they wont even pass the first round of the CAF champions league.Those north african side will still beat them silly.

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Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by Neddstark: 7:36pm On Aug 09, 2020
Shithole country. Using authority to cheat others is the order of the day.

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Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by Ajibel(m): 7:36pm On Aug 09, 2020
robosky02:
Nigeria will never cease to amaze me.

Clearly Rivers United is ahead of Enyimba this season no matter the parameter used.

So why is enyimba placed above Rivers based on what

Enyimba has 5 games outstanding. Isnt it baffling that even at that, enyimba still comes close to rivers in whatever parameters you're also using

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Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by Jackyz(m): 7:37pm On Aug 09, 2020
i don't understand oo where is my lobi star ? we were third
Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by GODSENT253(m): 7:38pm On Aug 09, 2020
StrikeBack:
With a population of over 200m football ought to be profitable in the useless country
Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by christejames(m): 7:39pm On Aug 09, 2020
elpochas:
What is Rivers utd and Eyimba dragging for?Are they struggling for who will disgrace us in CAF Champions league.Last last they wont even pass the first round of the CAF champions league.Those north african side will still beat them silly.


it's obvious you don't follow NPFL
Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by Youright: 7:41pm On Aug 09, 2020

Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by iampeterben(m): 7:41pm On Aug 09, 2020
It's well oh!
Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by Gabe427: 7:41pm On Aug 09, 2020
Our league sef
Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by Elineska: 7:45pm On Aug 09, 2020
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Why can't they simply follow the rules
You should know better. In Nigeria, we make the rules and then file it away and start using padi padi, wuru wuru and Mago mago methods.

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Re: Rivers United To Drag Lmc To Fifa, Cas Over Npfl Table by elpochas: 7:47pm On Aug 09, 2020
christejames:



it's obvious you don't follow NPFL
when last did a Nigeria side play in the Semi final of CAF champions league.Tell me,i even prefer Eyimba to represent us cause they are the last Nigeria side to win it and that was over 14 years ago.So next time before you quote me do your research well enough.

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