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Baribote finally thrown out



The melee between the club owners and the NPL board chaired by Victor Baribote has been put to rest as the Baribote led board was officially kicked out at the seventh annual congress of the NPL held in Abuja on Tuesday.

The congress which was held at prixair hotel, wuse zone 6, Abuja has proposed 16th of February 2012 as the kickoff date for the 2012/2013 NPL season which is subjected to ratification by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

It was also agreed in the congress that the draws for the coming NPL season will be held in Kano in a date yet to be fixed.

The congress also lifted the indefinite suspension imposed on Akin Akinbobola at the sixth congress held in Yenagoa after been alleged of provocative and inciting statements against the League body.

Expelled Club, Ocean Boys were also admitted to the second tier of the Ngerian football as the congress claimed that they were victims of a poorly managed League under Baribote.

The acting executive secretary, Tunji Babalola will now take charge of proceedings pending further directives from the NFF.

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